SUPPORTING ASTON VILLA TO MAINTAIN ITS WORLD-CLASS PITCH

SUPPORTING ASTON VILLA TO MAINTAIN ITS WORLD-CLASS PITCH

Monday, 29 November 2021

Aston Villa Football Club’s success in recent years on the pitch and the regaining of their Premier League status has been matched by their progress redeveloping the famous Villa Park stadium as the demand for season tickets and matchday tickets continues to grow.

The transformation of key areas outside the stadium is set to include demolishing existing...

SUPPORTING BRITAIN’S NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GREAT OUTDOORS

SUPPORTING BRITAIN’S NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Monday, 29 November 2021

A detailed ONS study earlier this year revealed just how much the pandemic has changed the attitude and behaviour of Brits towards the great outdoors.
In 2020, urban planners and local authorities responded quickly to a huge increase in the number of people visiting parks and – when lockdowns were eased – tourist areas such as Cornwall and York in their...

HOW TO PROVIDE A POWER SUPPLY AT MARINA BERTHS

HOW TO PROVIDE A POWER SUPPLY AT MARINA BERTHS

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

“There are more boats on our canals now than at the height of the industrial revolution.”
- Canal & River Trust, 2021
Boating is booming! In March 2021, there were 35,130 people in England and Wales with boat licences for rivers and canals, many of whom are newbies.
A new generation of boaters has discovered the appeal of the UK’s inland waterways....

HELPING WAITROSE EXPAND ITS EV-POWERED HOME DELIVERY NETWORK

HELPING WAITROSE EXPAND ITS EV-POWERED HOME DELIVERY NETWORK

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Waitrose, like many other companies in the UK, has been significantly growing its online operations. An acceleration of this sector of its business during the Covid 19 pandemic means that Waitrose has been able to add more than 100,000 customer order slots each week.

It is an operation on a grand scale. The company now delivers to nearly 90% of postcodes...

NEW ON-DEMAND ONLINE CPD NOW AVAILABLE FROM POP UP POWER SUPPLIES®

NEW ON-DEMAND ONLINE CPD NOW AVAILABLE FROM POP UP POWER SUPPLIES®

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Architects, specifiers and contractors can gain fresh insights into how to add power supplies to outdoor spaces through an online CPD video from Pop Up Power Supplies® which is freely available to watch now.

The “Adding a powerful dimension to outdoor spaces” CPD video provides a valuable overview of how outdoor spaces can be enhanced, and their value...

POWERING THE REJUVENATION OF BRAINTREE TOWN CENTRE

POWERING THE REJUVENATION OF BRAINTREE TOWN CENTRE

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Like many of our towns and cities across the country, Braintree in Essex holds a regular market, which is a vital focal point for culture, the community and the local economy. Research shows that we value these areas highly to socialise, shop, work and live.
Pop Up Power Supplies were recently involved in a scheme that is pedestrianising the town centre...

SATISFYING A POST-COVID OUTDOOR APPETITE FOR SHOPPING AND DINING

SATISFYING A POST-COVID OUTDOOR APPETITE FOR SHOPPING AND DINING

Monday, 26 July 2021

As shopping parks report that footfall is back to pre-Covid levels and the drive-through restaurant and takeaway sector booms, a large proportion of the public are clearly seeking out facilities and experiences where they can stay away from crowded indoor places.The semi-outdoor setting of retail parks where shoppers can drive to by car is becoming a powerful...

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...

TOWN AND CITY CENTRE PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS

TOWN AND CITY CENTRE PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Investing to make Christmas 2021 a big town centre footfall-driver
Whilst the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means that 2020’s Christmas shopping trip to our town and city centres will be subdued, next year could be very different as many shoppers seek to make up for losing out on one of their favourite experiences of the year.
And it will be a crucial...

THE SHAPE OF RETAIL POST-COVID

THE SHAPE OF RETAIL POST-COVID

Friday, 25 September 2020

Creating a great in and ‘out’ store experience
How can retailers attract customers back to their physical stores while maintaining safety as the Covid-19 pandemic prevails?
Consumers’ shopping behaviour may have understandably changed during 2020 to shift online but talk of the end of the high street is massively overblown.The lengthy queues that formed...

HOW CHANGING URBAN STREETSCAPES REFLECT POST-COVID 19 OUTDOOR CULTURAL TRENDS

HOW CHANGING URBAN STREETSCAPES REFLECT POST-COVID 19 OUTDOOR CULTURAL TRENDS

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

How changing urban streetscapes reflect post-COVID 19 outdoor cultural trends
Could a lasting legacy of 2020’s coronavirus pandemic be vastly different looking outdoor urban spaces designed around socialising? A recent article by the World Economic Forum predicts so, as planners, local authorities and property owners and developers adapt to create the right...

WHY DESIGN FOR ADAPTABILITY IS CRUCIAL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

WHY DESIGN FOR ADAPTABILITY IS CRUCIAL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

How easily can your business adapt its outdoor spaces to follow Covid-19 best-practice and government guidance as it changes suddenly?
In virtually every sector, as long as the risk of Covid-19 transmission exists, there are very good reasons to make more use of the outdoor spaces available on your premises. For example, managers of industrial sites are...

PARKS REINVENTED?

PARKS REINVENTED?

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many citizens valuing the parks and outdoor spaces in their local neighbourhood more than ever before. And with Manchester about to get its first new city centre park in 100 years, are we at the start of a renaissance for urban green spaces?
At the height of the lockdown, ‘one hour a day’ outdoor exercise was one of...

PLUGGING IN TO UK’S SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAYCATION BOOM

PLUGGING IN TO UK’S SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAYCATION BOOM

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Britain is experiencing a staycation boom as holidaymakers snub foreign holidays in 2020 in favour of trips to the best of what their home nations have to offer. According to BBC News, one holiday park on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales took 300 bookings in just one day shortly after the prime minister announced a relaxation of holiday restrictions in early...

THINK OUTSIDE THE GROUND FOR SAFE MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY

THINK OUTSIDE THE GROUND FOR SAFE MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Going to the beautiful game will be a very different experience when English, Scottish and Welsh football supporters do eventually get the green light to watch games in person in the 2020-21 season. Social distancing measures will need to be in place at all public gatherings for months to come, but when football supporters are allowed to return to games, stadium...

PLUG-IN AND SWITCH ON TO QUALITY OUTDOOR TEACHING SPACES

PLUG-IN AND SWITCH ON TO QUALITY OUTDOOR TEACHING SPACES

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Outdoor teaching spaces are going to be an important part of the educational mix for the autumn term and beyond as we seek to maintain social distancing and prevent a return of COVID-19.
But how suitable for teaching are the outdoor spaces adjacent to your school buildings? Is the infrastructure in place to teach high quality, engaging lessons that make...

GETTING PREPARED FOR AL FRESCO DINING BOOM

GETTING PREPARED FOR AL FRESCO DINING BOOM

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

First impressions count when it comes to attracting customers to a bar, café or restaurant, and nowhere is this more so than in outdoor dining spaces. But how well-prepared are your premises?
Consumers’ appetite for al fresco dining or a casual drink in the open air can quickly diminish if outdoor seating areas are poorly presented and ill-equipped. Get...

COULD COVID-19 DRIVE A RETHINK OF OUTDOOR SPACE DESIGN?

COULD COVID-19 DRIVE A RETHINK OF OUTDOOR SPACE DESIGN?

Sunday, 24 May 2020

The coronavirus lockdown and enforced social distancing has resulted in many of us spending much more time than ever outdoors. In addition to the increased levels of outdoor activity that many people have been indulging in, queueing outside shops and other public and commercial buildings has become the new norm.
It is a shift that has prompted a debate about...