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Custom Covers helps Southbank celebrate Festival of Britain's 60th Birthday

Custom Covers helps Southbank celebrate Festival of Britain's 60th Birthday

 

RIBA bandstand concept

RIBA Bandstand May 11 02

Skylon Bandstand concept

Finished Bandstand on the South Bank

The Southbank Centre in London has created a series of installations to mark 60 years since the opening of the Festival of Britain

The 1951 festival was launched to show-off new technologies and boost Britain's post-war morale.

To mark the anniversary, RIBA London has created a bandstand designed by Its students. The structure, which will host a range of outdoor activities, is described as a 'very British structural icon' based on the "Skylon Tower": one of the original installations in the 1951 festival

Southampton based Custom Covers was approached by Digory Macfarlane from the RIBA Design Team on 30th March; he was looking for someone to manufacture the fabric installation to the RIBA design . Custom Covers were chosen as the Company had demonstrated flexibility and a wide range of manufacturing and production skills.

Technical and Production Director Simon Bell commented: "this was a fun project to work on; we had a tight production deadline but the brief was tight and we were delighted to be involved in the project"

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