Temporary structure specialists Neptunus brought a brand new, three-storey exhibition, business and hospitality centre to the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow.
The 1,600sqm ‘Evolution’ building was created for aerospace and defence tech company Thales Group.
Neptunus was responsible for the entire project, including the internal fit-out, which involved a ground-floor exhibition space, press accommodation, meeting rooms, a dining area for VIP guests on the first floor, and a second floor bistro and bar where guests could enjoy views from the external balcony.
To get those stunning views, Evolution was built on 13.6 metre tall legs – giving visitors an unobstructed look-out across the airfield.
The mezzanines were strong enough to support hanging exhibits and Neptunus also arranged air conditioning, electrics, washrooms and kitchens for the facility, along with all the floor coverings, telecoms, furnishings, graphics, fire fighting equipment and even the flowers and cleaners.
“We are quite used to building standard three-storey structures and have lots of experience of building Evolutions with one internal mezzanine to create a two-tier temporary building,” said Neptunus MD April Trasler, “but this marks a first for us as we’ve needed to add the leg height for the second internal mezzanine for guests to be able to see over other structures at the show, making it our first three-storey Evolution.”
Farnborough International Airshow opens for the public tomorrow and runs through 20 July. The trade portion of the Airshow topped the 2012 event, with an estimated US$100 billion in deals reported by its second day.