Qdos Event Hire, the temporary structure company, has been appointed by HPower Group to provide temporary accommodation and welfare facilities for the Service of Dedication in honour of the Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens.
The new Memorial recognises the contributions of the UK Armed Forces and all UK citizens who were deployed in the Gulf region, Iraq and Afghanistan from 1990-2015, and those who supported them back home.
A Service of Dedication was conducted from a specially constructed Drumhead on Horse Guards Parade with The Queen, Prime Minister Theresa May and the defence secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, all in attendance. Joining them were His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales.
Work commenced on the project for Qdos when it delivered two 24 foot x nine foot cabins, one with a 50/50 split, and an 18 foot x seven foot six inch mobile office for use as event and site offices by HPower Group’s production team
Qdos Event Hire, HPower Group’s director, Nick Brookes-Ward, said: “This was a high-profile event, with many of the UK’s leading royals, politicians and dignitaries in attendance so top notch facilities were most definitely the order of the day. We work with Qdos on a fairly regular basis and are always impressed with the quality of its products and the team – they have a can-do, customer focussed approach which is exactly what was needed for this project.”
James Thomas, Qdos Event Hire’s managing director, added: “Working within Horse Guards and Embankment Gardens presents its own challenges, given its historical and cultural significance. Obviously, security is very tight and stopping work, for the Changing of the Guard each day, has to be factored into our schedules. Luckily our team has plenty of experience working here from previous projects and this coupled with our great working relationship with HPower Group made for a successful project.”