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Simian supports Acorn Structures for huge music event

4th April 2019

Music lovers everywhere will be interested to hear about one of SIMIAN’s latest consultancy projects, we have been supporting our client Acorn Event Structures as it constructed a custom-built venue for the Bristol homecoming gig of the legendary trip hop band, Massive Attack.

Acorn Structures music event

Built for two shows on 1st and 2nd March, the huge steel structure played host to an astounding 15,000 music lovers at the former Filton Airfield in Bristol, and was subsequently dismantled following the group’s two show dates.

The temporary arena itself was constructed by the UK’s largest provider of scaffold-based event structures, Acorn Event Structures, who are amongst SIMIAN’s growing list of retained clients.

The sheer size of this project obviously required a great deal of safety planning and inspection, and therefore SIMIAN were on hand to provide a helping hand to Acorn with their safe systems of work and ongoing inspection. This not only ensured the safety of those working on the structure, but also to those attending the event and the band themselves.

Speaking of our work with Acorn Mike Dean, Scaffolding Safety Advisor here at SIMIAN, said:  “It’s great to be involved with such a high-profile scaffold. Acorn have an enviable history of building specialised design structures and it’s testimony to their highly skilled and professional team that they’re held in such high regard by event organisers across the UK. It’s work like this that makes my role at SIMIAN so varied and enjoyable.”

Andy Nutter, Managing Director at Acorn, Said, “The work we did for the Filton Event was a great success and it’s a real privilege to be involved in some of the UK’s biggest entertainment events. Over the years, we’ve been involved in providing staging for some of the biggest events and artists in the world. In addition to Massive Attack, we’ve also ‘set the stage’ for Bruce Springsteen, Justin Bieber, the Stereophonics, Creamfields, Carfest and Boomtown, to name but a few! Having SIMIAN involved gives us great levels of reassurance that our teams are working safely and in accordance with all of the appropriate industry standards.”

Here at Simian, we have vast amounts of experience and expertise in ensuring scaffolding projects are carried out to the highest safety standards. Are you currently looking for a consultant to support your business’ scaffolding project? Contact us today to discuss your requirements on 0345 602 2418 or email