Oakwrights to set the stage for Countryfile Live 2016
The Oakwrights team will design and build the ‘Big Barn’, that will provide a capacity of 300. The venue will host Q&A sessions with the Countryfile presenters and other popular celebrities, and you will be able to meet the GreenRooms and Country Buildings teams who will be exhibiting. Constructed using sustainable oak, the big barn will supply 236Sq Metres of covered space for audiences across the four-day long event show.
Bill Keir, Commercial & Operations Director at Oakwrights commented: “It’s fantastic to be playing a part in Countryfile’s first ever live show and creating a bespoke venue for visitors as well as many famous faces.
“We have worked closely with the show’s organisers to design the oak structure and over the next three weeks, we will be developing the frame at our Sugwas workshops. Our advanced machinery and technology will be used to quickly and precisely cut the oak beams, which will then be finished by hand by our skilled craftsmen. This combination of technology and age old craftsmanship is what we call our ‘intelligent oak frame’.
“We are all looking forward to seeing the barn take pride of place at what’s set to be a very popular event, attracting people of all ages from across the country.”
The ‘Big Barn’ will be constructed on site at Blenheim Palace by the GreenRooms team towards the end of July - once the show is complete, it will be dismantled and stored for future Countryfile shows over the next three years.
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