Following a competitive tender, Qdos Event Hire has been awarded a three-year contract to supply temporary accommodation to RHS Chelsea Flower Show. RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place this year from May 23-27.
It’s a deal that sees Qdos provide the RHS with more than 25 cabins and mobile offices, for a variety of purposes. These include offices and a mess area for the show’s organising team; offices for official contractors; accreditation areas; IT room and a media facility.
To fulfil the contract, the company has invested in new products, having recently taken delivery of a brand new 40’ cabin and six 20’ cabins, including one specifically commissioned by the RHS for its accreditation office. The bespoke design has a unique configuration to meet its exact requirements. In addition, several of the cabins have been supplied in green, to blend in with the green site at Royal Hospital Chelsea.
James Thomas, managing director of Qdos Event Hire, explains: “The first set of cabins were delivered and installed on April 27 and 28, with a dedicated Qdos project manager in attendance. A great deal of logistical planning has gone into this event, we were keen to give due attention to the site, there are a lot of trees etc. With this and timings in mind, everything has been painstakingly scheduled.”
Cody Gibson, deputy operations manager, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, added: “We are delighted to be working with Qdos Event Hire at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the next three years. Cabins are such a vital aspect of our successful operation; housing everyone from the show team, to the stewarding and traffic teams. With a wide range of requirements Qdos was able to provide anything that we asked for. Its professionalism and knowledge of the industry really helped ease a busy time.”