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Case Study - Royal Horticultural Society

Organisation : Royal Horticultural Society

Application : Events

Location : Knutsford

Requirement :

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show at Tatton Park is one of three showcase events in the Society’s calendar, attracting an average of 100,000 visitors each year. Set in 34 acres of parkland, the entire show and all its facilities have to be built up on the vacant site every year. Such a large show, attracting so many visitors, requires extensive toilet and washroom facilities. With poor water pressure across much of the site, mains-free re-circulating toilets provide the perfect solution for most of the show’s amenities.

Solution :

The RHS was keen to find the best solution for its requirements at the show, and put the contract out to tender.

Suzy Griffiths, Acting Operations Manager, says: “Portakabin Events won the contract partly because of the quality of its toilet and shower buildings and its competitive offer, but also because of the comprehensive and conscientious service provided. The people we dealt with really seemed to understand our needs.

 “We visited Portakabin Events to see the buildings, which were of a very high standard. The team there were very competent and experienced and went out of their way to ensure they provided precisely the facilities we needed.”

For the 2006 show, the RHS hired 20 re-circulating toilet units and a further seven disabled persons’ facilities, complete with access ramps. All facilities had to meet the strict health and safety standards set by the RHS, and be suitable for high-volume use. They were delivered in advance of the show and swiftly set up at strategic locations around the site by experienced Portakabin Events installation engineers.

Throughout the seven-day show, a Portakabin Events maintenance team remained on site to provide a comprehensive cleaning and support service. 

Suzy continues: “The installation went very smoothly on this very busy site. We felt well supported by the Portakabin Events team, who kept us up to date and maintained good contact with us throughout the set up period.

“The disabled facilities, in particular, we believe are the best in the industry. Overall, the full service and support from Portakabin Events gave us complete confidence in the toilet facilities and made a valuable contribution to the success of this year’s show.”


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