Event Production

The Back Yard Project Summer


  • Event Production
  • Event Management

Covid-19 secure and safe site

A fresh, vibrant and exciting space for Bournemouth


New for 2020, Back Yard is one of the only purpose built, outside, Covid-19 secure sites in Bournemouth. Built in partnership with our sister company Innovative Hire, the venue had a range of tent-covered areas with open-air spots and offered delicious cocktails, cold beers and street food-inspired menus provided by Street Kings. The organisers asked for comfortable summer vibes with a street/urban environment, where guests could come from early afternoon drinks and nibbles to late night cocktails and DJs... and that’s what we delivered!

  • Proposal signed off and site built in 8 days

  • Full event design, build, logistics, food operation and staffing

  • Installed for 3 months

  • 15 x 10.5m stretch tent complete with heaters, booths and branded weights

  • 20ft converted food container serving delicious burgers, nachos, hot dogs & fries

  • Take over nights with local, independent food and entertainment businesses 

  • Capacity for 300 people a day

  • Covid-19 secure and safe approved site 

The Pandemic

Safety was our top priority


Ensuring the site was Covid-19 safe was the priority of the proposed design. We worked together as a team to ensure that all guidelines were followed for the live site. These included the track and trace procedure, capacity management including all tables allowing a maximum of six people and encouraged social distancing between booths, along with entrance and exit points and cleanliness with hand sanitiser stations and regular cleaning rotas. When then applied for and achieved the “we’re good to go” UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure our guests that the project adheres to Government and public health guidance.

The smaller details

Branding and design


Throughout the planning, we were really keen to ensure the branding and design was displayed throughout the site including branded OSB boards which doubled up as social distance barriers and branded stretch tent weights. Adapting to remote working practices, we also installed full power to all booths to allow guests to ensure they are charged up throughout the day.