Through early July 2022, The University of Warwick held its Graduation Ceremonies for the classes of ’20 and ’21.
The postponed celebrations for the Summer 2020, Winter 2021 graduates, and Summer 2021 cohort took place between Tuesday 5 – Friday 15 July 2022
A very large marquee was required to accommodate the number of students – Covid 19 had caused the delay of the previous year’s ceremony.
Our Igloo structure proved to be an ideal solution. It’s 14 metre height and unique design offered a suitably impressive structure to host the highlight of the University calendar.
We provided a 30m wide x 90m long Igloo marquee structure with a 30m x 15m round end. To create the right atmosphere, clear PVC was fitted to the round end for the reception area making it a bright welcoming space.
Above the audience we fitted white PVC to reduce the internal temperatures and maximise the effect of the lighting, with black PVC above the stage area.
Around the structure we fitted Igloo double doors with emergency exits from the main and backstage areas.
Due to the uneven nature of the site, we fitted an elevated long grid floor system. The drop from corner to corner was 1.6 metres presenting a technical challenge for a structure of this size.
Throughout the period of the ceremonies the UK experienced fairly high temperatures so six high-power heat pump chillers were installed around the Igloo with white diffusers inside.
The Igloo marquee structure proved to be the ideal solution, offering both the capacity and the magnificent surroundings for such an important event.
Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director, University of Warwick