T in the Park

Actavo | Event Solutions has worked on a number of projects with DF Concerts since 2011, including T in the Park. In 2015 the festival moved from its previous home in Balado Park, Kinross to Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, Scotland, presenting Actavo with different challenges. Strathallan, with its multiple water courses running through the estate, required more extensive planning and considerable design engineering to establish the best and most suitable event infrastructure solution, which included the need for a large number of pedestrian bridges and ramps.

The initial design phase of the bridges and ramps was particularly challenging as multiple stakeholders had different requirements based around site management, ecology, health and safety as well as environmental concerns. Actavo addressed and met all stakeholder requirements. Cranes were not permitted in certain areas on site at Strathallan which presented a unique challenge. Utilising the benefits of Layher’s modular bridging system overcame this problem and provided the flexibility of specific bridges being built without the need for any heavy lifting equipment. The longest bridge span was over 16.5m and the biggest structure was capable of carrying over 3,000 people during peak egress. On the strength of the successful delivery of the event, Actavo will now be working with DF Concerts over the next two years.

"In the last year we have worked closely with the Actavo’s event team as the service they provide to us expanded to include the majority of our bridges at the T in the Park site. The time-scales were tight and the environmental issues made this project particularly interesting but throughout this time, Actavo adapted and worked with us to provide the best solution. Through a three year contract, we are confident Actavo has been and, continues to be, the best supplier to meet our requirements.” Head of event management for DF Concerts & Events