Neptunus ace it with new super-size hospitality facility for tennis fans at LTA's cinch Championship 2022
Neptunus virtually doubled the size of its spectacular hospitality structure at Queen's Club as the LTA's cinch Championship returned to full capacity following the pandemic.
Last year the facility spanned 1800 square metres with an equivalent amount of mezzanine as numbers were greatly reduced to meet social distancing regulations. However, for 2022 Neptunus flagship structure was extended to 3,300 square metres, plus a similar mezzanine along with 900 square metres of external hospitality space, as tennis fans flocked back in huge numbers to the popular championships which are one of the key fixtures of the summer grass court season.
Transformed in 2021 to also accommodate officials and media, this year the two storey Evolution II structure that formed the South Pavilion was predominantly for hospitality including a VIP restaurant alongside public areas for dining and refreshments. Space was also set aside within the facility for a media centre for international sports journalists and broadcasters.
Jen Motet, the LTAs Head of Event Operations, says: It has been brilliant to introduce the full-size Evolution II structure to the cinch Championships this year after a reduced provision in 2021. This has really enabled us to be flexible with the spaces we have within the South Pavilion building and provided a higher quality of experience for our range of user groups. We have worked closely with Neptunus throughout and have been very pleased with the results.
Ben Keast, Managing Director of Neptunus, said: It was terrific to see Queens Club back to full capacity which allowed us to build a much larger facility this year to accommodate the increased number of visitors to this really very popular tennis tournament. Over the past two years we have certainly been able to demonstrate to the LTA the versatility of our Evolution II technology which can easily be adapted for multiple uses.
The hospitality area included a café restaurant, merchandising booths and an open-air bar area along with essential services, such as kitchens and a first aid room. Neptunus was responsible for the internal fit-out, climate control, lifts, floor coverings and luxury toilets within the structure.
Italian Matteo Berrettini claimed his second Queens title in a row when he beat Serbias Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-4 in Sundays final.
Founded nearly 80 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. With cassette flooring systems, Neptunus' flexible and spacious structures provide ideal solutions for short-term or longer-term rental requirements. For more information visit: www.neptunus.co.uk
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23rd June 2022