Neptunus is on the ball at Unibet EuroHockey Championship 2015
Northampton: September 7, 2015: Neptunus has added to its world-class sporting credits by supplying structures to the Unibet EuroHockey Championship, which took place in London from 21-30 August.
Founded in 1970 by the European Hockey Federation to showcase the best eight field hockey teams, the event featured 40 matches culminating in two dramatic final days. England’s women came from 2-0 down to beat the Netherlands on penalties to win the coveted title for the first time since 1991 while The Netherlands were victorious against Germany to secure the men’s title.
Northamptonshire-based temporary structure company Neptunus had just five days to deliver and build 10 truckloads of its equipment at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which also played host to the Paralympic Tennis tournament during the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Working on behalf of long-term client ICON, Neptunus supplied host England Hockey with 2,460 square metres of structures including a number of its clear-span Alu-halls to form the Main Entrance, Players, Friends and Family Clubhouse and Museum, Main Retail Area and Public Catering Structures.
Elsewhere one of the company’s innovative curved roofed Alure Globe structures formed a sleek VIP Pavilion while a number of its smaller and stylish Mercury structures formed ticket check-ins, retail outlets and information points across the park for the 30,000 spectators.
To help protect the all-important landscape of the iconic Olympic Park, all of the structures were self-weighted with concrete floors with some featuring bespoke entrance ramps, staircases and carpeting.
Andy Nash, Senior Account Manager, ICON said: “We appointed Neptunus because the company has a great reputation for supplying high quality temporary structures for major sporting occasions. With their knowledge and expertise we were able to create a world-class environment to showcase some of the very best hockey players and inspire future generations to take up the sport.”
April Trasler, Managing Director of Northamptonshire-based Neptunus UK, said: “We were delighted to work again with ICON who recognise our ability to build sophisticated high-end and value for money venues in record time. As the structures were situated at various locations across the park, our technical team meticulously planned the delivery and build to ensure our onsite crew of 12 could complete the venue in just five days.”
Founded 78 years ago, Neptunus remains a family-run business known for the creativity and innovation of its temporary structures. With a head office in The Netherlands and divisions in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland and Austria, Neptunus has a proven track record in the design, manufacture and delivery of all types of temporary buildings.
Neptunus Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptunus BV based in The Netherlands. Its UK operation is located in Swan Valley, Northampton, where the company has purpose built offices, storage and maintenance facilities. Neptunus has over 450,000 square metres of high quality structures in a wide range of styles. The company supplies structures to leading sports events and exhibitions including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Farnborough International Air Show.
With cassette flooring systems, Neptunus’ flexible and spacious structures provide ideal solutions for short-term or longer-term rental requirements. For more information on Neptunus visit: www.neptunus.co.uk
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7th September 2015