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Objective

To create a natural, but striking, urban feel to the bland event space between the Westfield Shopping Centre and The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park whilst complying with strict planning guidelines imposed by the Local Council;

Scope of works

Consultation with the client and sponsors regarding requirements on colours & style

Design of:

An Avenue style solution for the main concourse
Secluded seating areas
Striking entrance statements
Bespoke floristry for 80 VIP tables and Sponsors
Hire of Specimen Topiary & Plants, Grass, Mature Trees & Shrubs and Outdoor Furniture.
Transport and Unloading/Loading Logistics.
Customer Care Package – Watering and plant replacement cover during the event.
On Call Management and Operational support 24/7 during the Event.
The Gavin Jones Event Team was commissioned for the Longines Global Champions Tour (a 4-day Equine event), making its debut in London as part of the events at The Olympic Park 2013.

After referral from our client, Lend Lease, our designer and operational management worked closely with Peter Phillips and his team to provide a design, supply and logistics solution for this event.

Stunning specimen Buxus and Yew topiary from our own Plant Centre & bespoke floristry dressed the VIP areas, sponsor’s exhibits and the TV Studio, providing a beautiful simplicity to complement some of the world’s most recognised brands.

With a selection of mature trees and shrubs hand-selected from stock carefully positioned around high quality outdoor furniture set on areas of turf, we created individual areas for socialising and eating within the highly desirable Harrods Shopping Village adjacent to the main arena.

Adhering to a tight set up and break down schedule whilst interacting with other on site contractors, the team worked late into the night and throughout the weekend to ensure the plants were in top condition for each day of the event, which was televised on BBC1.

Many of the event’s organisers, sponsors, riders and celebrity visitors were full of praise for the stunning results; “I am very pleased that Gavin Jones has provided this service. Thank you for all your work to make this happen.” Peter Phillips, organiser of The London Global Champions Tour Event.

Kerry Alligan, Lendlease, said “We are pleased to recommend a most valued supply chain partner at The International Quarter for all landscaping and plant choices. The site looked amazing whilst complying with all the usual H&S and planning requirements – a contractor who understands the amount of effort and flexibility that is required for a project of this size and stature are rare.”