When one of the world’s most powerful political leaders arrived to address an exclusive gathering at Wembley, a number of steps were taken to ensure the event ran smoothly. Around 60,000 people packed into the national stadium to witness a celebratory speech from Prime Minister Modi who had made the trip to acknowledge the presence of almost two million British Indians living here in the UK.
With seasonal temperatures beginning to fall in mid-November, event organisers sought a temporary heating solution to operate while Mr. Modi and others were on stage. Logistical factors – the large exposed space and an open roof – meant that a spot heating arrangement would be the best option.
A heater hire solution comprising of five units was proposed including a CT80 electric model specifically designed for use in tight areas. We ducted hot air upwards via vents in the stage floor, ensuring all speakers and performers were kept warm throughout the evening. Four high capacity DE190 units were situated near the CT80 and provided 40kW of heating from each corner of the stage.
The package we supplied was more than adequate in countering cold outdoor conditions and enabling a number of high-profile figures to remain comfortable whilst entertaining the crowd. Our customer was therefore extremely happy with our service and products which combined to deliver a positive end result.