After a fallow year, we were thrilled to be back at Worthy Farm for what was THE BEST YEAR EVER! With more than 200,000 people over the 5 days with some of the Music industries finest and up and coming artists, it was a blast.
In preparation for what was going to be a scorching hot weekend, we picked out some of our finest furniture to match the design brief for the Artists dressing rooms and green rooms at The Pyramid and Other Stages. This year we were able to introduce some of our new collection to The Pyramid backstage areas with luxurious sumptuous soft touch sofas and bespoke made coffee tables with some rustic charm. We demonstrated the ultimate leap forward in design, luxury and comfort for this year’s event.
We are delighted to announce that Arena Group PLC has acquired specialist modular bar supplier Bash Bars Ltd, continuing our mission to improve our offering to you. The company’s stock will relocate the short distance to our Wimbledon facility in the next 6 weeks.
Bash Bars will operate alongside Well Dressed Tables and Spaceworks, creating a stronger furniture division with a wider product range, extended staff skill set and a diverse client base in new sectors.
Bash Bars is a respected brand with over 15 years delivering bar solutions to events ranging from private society functions to major sporting events not limited to but including Goodwood Festival of Speed, Wimbledon to name a few.
We are committed to continue investing, in order to offer you a constantly improving service and specialist assets for your events by creating memorable environments. We thank you for your support to this point and hope we can continue to work with you long into the future.
Arena Group has secured a new three-year contract to deliver high-end contemporary interior design and complete internal fit out for events at Newmarket Racecourse.
Following a record year working with Jockey Club racecourses, Arena Group have been appointed to oversee the full interior design of Newmarket’s’ temporary infrastructure during its most notable dates in the equestrian calendar including the Qipco Guineas Festival and the Moet & Chandon July Festival.
Arena’s highly-skilled interiors team, will utilise the latest cutting edge design and CAD technology to transform creative client briefs from initial concept drawings and 3D visualisations, to seeing the project through to on site delivery and completion.
From branded areas, ambient decor and VIP hospitality, the team will help Newmarket Racecourse to create luxurious, temporary event environments with a high-end permanent feel. Following a series of recent product investments, sister company Spaceworks Furniture Hire supplied contemporary new event furniture to help create fresh new looks in the sponsor and public spaces. This included the new Grey Winged Armchairs, Hampstead lounge chairs in blue and the Kensington aubergine tub chairs.
Newmarket Racecourse’s Regional Head of Operations, Gemma Steve comments: “The Jockey Club has a long standing relationship with Arena, with them advising on, and delivering, state-of-the-art temporary environments. As a venue we are always looking for ways to enhance our offering and improve both the sponsor and spectator experience. With Arena Group and their sister company’s at the forefront of designing hospitality venues, we were keen to utilise their expertise to help us achieve an updated design brief and fresh customer experience.”
Newmarket Racecourse organisers will benefit from a wealth of in-house experience including project management, CAD designers, operations team and event engineers to ensure contemporary event environments enhance the needs of prestigious brand and sponsor identities. This contract now sees Arena UK & Europe add interior fit out to its full list of Jockey Club services, including temporary structures, spectator seating, event scaffolding, furniture and tableware.
Record breaking crowds benefited from the temporary infrastructure at The Open 2017, delivered by four divisions of Arena UK & Europe: Arena Structures, Spaceworks, Well Dressed Tables and Arena RIM Scaffolding between July 19th and 23rd, 2017.
The attendance at The 146th Open surpassed the 230,000 mark set at Royal Liverpool in 2006, making it the largest-ever Championship held in England and reflected a 17% increase since The Open last visited Royal Birkdale in 2008. Record advance ticket sales made it the fastest-selling Championship in history and the fans were thrilled by a final day that resulted in Jordan Spieth lifting the coveted Claret Jug.
It wasn’t only the volume of people that tested the 26,000 sqm of on-course facilities provided by Arena Structures, the weather that added teeth to the links course from the players’ perspective ranged from gorgeous sunshine to torrential downpours with thunder and lightning and winds off the sea.
Huge demand for The Open’s official hospitality offering led to all six packages selling out, from our triple deck Patron’s Club which hosted the main brand partners to the Champions Club, running alongside bespoke HSBC and Mastercard structures and the impressive retail outlet housed in Arena’s flagship I-Novation temporary building.
At the other end of the installation Arena’s creative fit out teams transformed the temporary structures interiors into a variety of environments to suit the multiple requirements depending on usage and the brand occupying the space. Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables, supplied expansive ranges of event furniture.
We look forward to the 147th Open taking place at Carnoustie (15th-22nd July 2018).
This year we have welcomed a vast amount of new products including our Brompton Chair.
The Brompton Chair made it’s first appearance at The Open and is part of our range of Dining Chairs. With it’s wooden frame and ivory seat and back, it looks smart and looks perfect for formal & fine dining, weddings, hospitality events and more.
In stock and available to hire now! View our full range of dining chairs online now by clicking here.
Well Dressed Tables have recently invested in a timeless classic, Old English EPSS Cutlery by Arthur Price of England, the most desirable cutlery brand in the UK.
The Old English range of cutlery is from Arthur Price’s premium collection. Traditional skills are used alongside new technology to ensure manufacturing excellence. Each piece is electroplated with pure silver to a high specification giving a beautiful radiance. Each piece is very carefully crafted from Electric Plated Stainless Steel at Arthur Price’s factory in Sheffield. It’s quality and design are second to none.
The Old English Cutlery is a timeless classic that oozes elegance and tradition but will never look out of place. Old English is now in stock and available to hire by clicking here.
Take the first peak at our brand new Tolix Chairs. Just in and they’re out on a major sporting event already!
The Tolix Range comes in a choice of colours and styles, we bring you our newest range of bistro furniture. From high top tables and stools to bistro tables and comfy chairs, this range crafted from sheets of pressed steel is fun, quirky and lightweight but perfectly formed. Full range launching soon!