Actavo was hired to design and supply all materials for Flight Before Christmas drive-through Santa experience at Weston Airport, Dublin.
Scope of works
Create a tunnel to simulate taking a flight to see Santa. Make the drive-through to the North Pole. Supply stages, drapes for hangers in Weston airport, fencing, traffic cones, screen hang structures for the film, truss art structures for branding archways and scaffold blinder walls.
Supplied a crew, equipment and build work.
- All building structurally sound
- Operated in a safe manner
- Supplied on time and in budget
- Worked to a tight deadline
Solutions to challenges
As Weston is a functioning airport, work had to be carried out with careful consideration of the public. Actavo installed fencing to separate operations from the ‘airside’ area of the airport, where planes take-off and land. Tight controls of access and egress from work zones were set up.
Actavo made sure communication around procedures was clear by cooperating closely with all stakeholders.
The weather was challenging as all works were conducted outdoors. Crews wore protective clothing. Regular weather checks were carried out, along with structure design calculations to ensure continuous safety. An anemometer (wind measuring device) was installed on structures to enhance safety.
Benefits to client
Due to Actavo’s experience in the events sector, the client could rely on the team to carry out the work to a high standard, with structural sign-off on all work by Actavo engineers and provision of certs for fire proofing and structural drawings.
Health & Safety
In response to Covid-19, Actavo had a Covid-19 officer on site, used the appropriate PPE and made sure there was clear and regular communication throughout the job. Along with method statements and risk assessments specific to each site, the crew carried out a daily Job Safe Plan of Action (JSPA).
Actavo worked closely with the client to create the experience they wanted.
“Actavo Events worked with us on a range of infrastructure solutions for Flight Before Christmas at Weston Airport. They worked alongside our creative team to design and build multiple screen support structures, truss arches, scaffold branding walls and custom LED tunnels. They also devised a weatherproofing system for the two large hangars which were essential elements for the operation of the event. The Actavo team provided great support throughout the whole process and worked hard to get the project completed, while under a tight schedule. We look forward to working with them in the future.”
Neil BurkeManaging Director, Archetype