We were approached by Ice Skate Birmingham to provide a visually stimulating and different structure to house the return of their ice rink to the original site at Centenary Square in Birmingham after a two year hiatus. In addition we were required to provide structures for the skate exchange and the “Sky Bar” area. There needed to be a clear point of difference from previous years and competitor events.
The tight site posed significant challenges, there were a number of existing structures to work around, and extensive building works were already taking place.
Our solution for the ice rink was to provide a 14 metre high, 30m x 30m Igloo Structure with two gable ends and clear PVC roof and walls. To ensure a solid, flat foundation a 30m x 30m cassette ring beam floor system with phenolic board finish was installed. For access a 2.5m x 5m platform and 2.5m x 3.75m ramp with steel hand rails was fitted.
Connected to the Igloo was a 20m x 10m clearspan premium structure with Apex PVC Roof on 3m Leg to serve as the skate exchange. Again the walls and roof were clear PVC throughout.
For the Sky Bar a 10m x 25m clearspan premium structure with clear Apex PVC Roof on 3m Leg with cassette flooring was provided.
The intricate lighting ensure that all the structures enjoyed a festive and welcoming atmosphere.