A SUMMER OF FOOD!

A SUMMER OF FOOD!

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Last year sadly most food festivals in the UK were cancelled due to Covid and the difficulty of social distancing measures put in place by the UK government. However, many are expected to be taking place this summer!To meet Covid safety requirements all events such as Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, Cheltenham Food Festival, and Pub in the Park will be taking place...

GAME, SET, AND MATCH!

GAME, SET, AND MATCH!

Thursday, 1 July 2021

We are all here in the UK excited to see the return to tennis! There has never been a better time to get back on court. Post Covid, tennis provides the perfect opportunity to get a socially distanced healthy outdoor workout. Keeping us all crucially both mentally and physically fit.The game has accelerated greatly over recent years and many courts now feature...

FLIP-LID UNITS HELP POWER WORLD-CLASS MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY AT NEWLY REDEVELOPED LORD’S

FLIP-LID UNITS HELP POWER WORLD-CLASS MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY AT NEWLY REDEVELOPED LORD’S

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Flip-lid units help power world-class matchday hospitality at newly redeveloped Lord’s.Pop Up Power Supplies® has provided in-ground, flip lid power units as part of the £52m redevelopment of Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The latest stage of a 20-year masterplan by owners Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), this extensive development scheme has involved the construction...

ADDING A FLEXIBLE POWER DIMENSION AT MANCHESTER’S NEW SYMPHONY PARK

ADDING A FLEXIBLE POWER DIMENSION AT MANCHESTER’S NEW SYMPHONY PARK

Friday, 28 May 2021

Retractable power units from Pop Up Power Supplies® look set to play an important role in ensuring Manchester’s exciting new city centre green space is professionally equipped and ready to host all kinds of outdoor events when it opens this summer.Symphony Park is part of the extensive new Circle Square mixed-use development – a joint venture by Bruntwood SciTech...

SAIL AWAY!

SAIL AWAY!

Friday, 30 April 2021

Boat sales like many other outdoor leisure activities have literally launched! since lockdown. Flexible work environments and varying work schedules have allowed people to review and alter their lifestyles. Lockdown reminded us all that we can  and need to enjoy time outdoors.Sales of boats, marine products and services in 2020 jumped to a 13 year high and it...

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES!

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES!

Friday, 30 April 2021

The number of drive-in cinemas across the UK has skyrocketed from 3 to 49 during the Covid pandemic.With the British ‘staycation’ set to remain for 2021 many outdoor sites and venues are set to offer a socially distanced cinema experience to allow consumers and audiences to get their movie fix for the first time in probably a year.The Outdoor cinema allows each...

THINK CREATIVELY TO SATISFY AN OUTDOOR APPETITE

THINK CREATIVELY TO SATISFY AN OUTDOOR APPETITE

Friday, 30 April 2021

Catering, restaurants and food outlets are waiting in anticipation for the easing of lockdown measures when they can look forward and start preparing to trade again. It’s a welcome return that many food entrepreneurs are actually seeing as an opportunity to grow their business in an otherwise unstable market.However, there are clear challenges ahead. Social distancing...

ENHANCING CAERPHILLY CASTLE’S VISITOR EXPERIENCE WITH ON-DEMAND POWER

ENHANCING CAERPHILLY CASTLE’S VISITOR EXPERIENCE WITH ON-DEMAND POWER

Friday, 9 April 2021

A major development project at Wales’s largest castle will see the creation of a range of exciting new visitor facilities with greater flexibility for using its outdoor public spaces through the installation of in-ground service units from Pop Up Power Supplies®.The Caerphilly Castle visitor centre project is part of a capital investment programme by Cadw, Welsh...

ARE WE GOING TO BE CULTURED OUTDOORS?

ARE WE GOING TO BE CULTURED OUTDOORS?

Friday, 26 March 2021

March 2020 was the beginning of the closure of all theatres and public performances in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak. The Arcola theatre in East London was one of the first to reluctantly shut its doors, a move which Executive Director Ben Todd immediately saw as the opportunity to begin planning for the future. His goal was to unveil an open air structure...

GLASS ACT FOR POP UP POWER SUPPLIES® IN BARNSLEY’S NEW £200M DEVELOPMENT

GLASS ACT FOR POP UP POWER SUPPLIES® IN BARNSLEY’S NEW £200M DEVELOPMENT

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Flip-lid, in-ground power units from Pop Up Power Supplies® will provide on-demand access to power throughout the modern landscaped multi-purpose outdoor spaces that are a key feature of Barnsley’s transformational new Glass Works development.The £200m project by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in conjunction with Queensberry is a major regeneration scheme...

POP UP POWER SUPPLIES® CHOSEN FOR LIVERPOOL’S £64M COPPERAS HILL SCHEME

POP UP POWER SUPPLIES® CHOSEN FOR LIVERPOOL’S £64M COPPERAS HILL SCHEME

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Retractable, on-demand power units from Pop Up Power Supplies® will provide power connectivity to maximise the functionality, flexibility and appeal of the outdoor spaces on Liverpool John Moores University’s new £64m Copperas Hill campus.
The 36,000 sq. m development in the heart of Liverpool is situated at the entrance to the Knowledge Quarter, close to...

THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC!

THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC!

Monday, 15 February 2021

The future of electricity is not only about the new ways of generating it but also about new ways of utilising it. Not surprising then that the expected global electricity demand to rise by more than 60% over the next 20 years.
The question is – do we have the right infrastructure in place to ensure people can get access to electricity as and when they need...

POP UP POWER GETS CREATIVE IN THE PUBLIC REALM AT GREENWICH DESIGN DISTRICT

POP UP POWER GETS CREATIVE IN THE PUBLIC REALM AT GREENWICH DESIGN DISTRICT

Monday, 8 February 2021

Pop Up Power gets creative in the public realm at Greenwich Design District
The courtyards and outdoor public spaces which are a key dimension to Greenwich Peninsula’s unique new creative industries quarter will be equipped for flexible use all year round thanks to installation of 19 in-ground power units from Pop Up Power Supplies®.
The units have...

ROLL UP, ROLL UP! KEEPING THE LOCAL FAIR TRADITION ALIVE

ROLL UP, ROLL UP! KEEPING THE LOCAL FAIR TRADITION ALIVE

Monday, 1 February 2021

One of the defining aspects of British culture is the local fair, which is why it is so important to make sure we have public spaces equipped in the right way to help keep the tradition alive.
Traditionally, the local fair was a focal point for traders, communities and gave the opportunity to welcome outsiders to a town or village. Hundreds of fairs took...

ADAPTING OUR OUTDOOR SPACES

ADAPTING OUR OUTDOOR SPACES

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

In the shadow of Covid our city planners and urban landscapers will be looking to re-design our town and cities..
The high street has typically operated both as a social place as well as a commercial hub where communities can meet, make use of the services we have and interact. Over time this function has become less and less as car users have clogged our...

ADAPTING TO THE OUTDOOR ECONOMY? DON’T SET YOURSELF UP FOR A FALL!

ADAPTING TO THE OUTDOOR ECONOMY? DON’T SET YOURSELF UP FOR A FALL!

Thursday, 21 January 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic leading many of us to rethink our relationship with outdoor spaces, the value of outdoor space on any public or commercial premises is probably greater than ever and it is asset worth investing in.
But any ambitions for using these spaces for regular events, setting up an alfresco dining or drinking area or creating a space for...

A £1BN OPPORTUNITY TO DESIGN SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE WITH MORE FLEXIBILITY

A £1BN OPPORTUNITY TO DESIGN SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE WITH MORE FLEXIBILITY

Thursday, 3 December 2020

The announcement of a transformative ten-year school rebuilding programme for England, at a time when school design is undergoing a more fundamental rethink as a result of the pandemic, means we have an unprecedented opportunity to adopt new approaches to the way our educational facilities are formed and function.
The prime minister announced in June that...

OUTDOOR CONNECTIVITY FOR GYMS AT YOUR LEISURE

OUTDOOR CONNECTIVITY FOR GYMS AT YOUR LEISURE

Thursday, 3 December 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the closure or scaling back of our leisure centres and private gyms for safety reasons at a time when we desperately need them. Fitness facilities are vital to help tackle the rising obesity problem and the poor levels of fitness that are causing a health crisis in the UK, which in turn is putting extra pressure on the NHS.

REDISCOVERING LIFE AND WORK IN OUR TOWN CENTRES

REDISCOVERING LIFE AND WORK IN OUR TOWN CENTRES

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Our high streets and town centres are a focal point for our culture, communities and our everyday economy. Our marketplaces are for living and working.In the wake of the pandemic our town centres face many challenges, but research shows how much they are valued. They provide places to meet, socialise and connect. They allow us to shop, work and live. With our...

THE RISE OF THE POWER UNIT!

THE RISE OF THE POWER UNIT!

Friday, 23 October 2020

Our high streets and town centres are a focal point for our culture, communities and our everyday economy. Our marketplaces are for living and working.
In the wake of the pandemic our town centres face many challenges, but research shows how much they are valued. They provide places to meet, socialise and connect. They allow us to shop, work and live. With...