Royal Wedding Broadcast Studios

Project

In 2011 the royal wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton took place on the 29th April at Westminster Abbey, London. The Celebration’s went on for days with the ceremony being broadcasted to more than 180 countries around the world.

Brief

Media Structures were privileged to be handed this brief with requirements for a large curved temporary structure, consisting of built in staircases for access and a total of twenty two broadcasting studios. This project required an ultra-high end finish both internally and externally.  The studios would sit directly opposite Buckingham Palace for television companies from all over the globe to broadcast the ceremony live.

Solution

After many hard working days spent in the creative design office, the Media Structures team all pulled together to produce the stunning technical 3D visuals of the structure. After inputting our visuals into a site map, these were then approved by our client. Our job was to provide perfect broadcasting viewing points from every studio angle. This was a great way of guaranteeing the positioning was perfect, even down to the closest millimetre.

Our experienced operational team got underway with the build using our structural system with the team keeping perfectly in line with all safety measures.  Up steps our carpentry and finishing teams to clad the decks and front elevations with green stretch netting added to both side elevations. After the internal stud walls were added they were cladded and painted internally, adding specially made Perspex front windows to really open up the studios. The ceremony went on to be viewed by millions all over the world with the celebration earning its own bank holiday.