Tobacco Dock, Skylight Summer
- Event Production
- Event Management
Management, production and build
Skylight London: A unique rooftop bar experience
The concept of Skylight London was designed by Interact Branding and Tobacco Dock.
‘London’s most imaginative roof top bar’
Croquet, cocktails and street food against a 360º backdrop of the city skyline
Full event design, construction and build
All materials craned 140ft onto rooftop
Build crew of 40 people
Build time 10 weeks
Voted in Vogue Magazine's top 10 summer rooftop bars in London
Transforming a unique venue
Theme: ‘British Urban Lawn’
Our plans for the derelict rooftop included a lot of custom-built infrastructure. We built a bespoke shipping container bar and selection of furniture, due to the 16-week duration, we liaised with a structural engineer to build the pergolas, to ensure they were compliant with British building standards.
The busy London rooftop location called for some careful planning. To lift the major event structure into place, we sourced a crane company and managed the logistics, which involved a 95-tonne crane. Everything was lifted on to the rooftop and we began building mezzanine levels, street food stalls, vibrant pop-up bars, unique pergola structures and all operational infrastructure including power and water supplies.
The finishing touches
Panoramic views of East London
Two floors of this East London car park were completely transformed, resulting in a quirky and vibrant event space. This hidden gem offers awe-inspiring views across the London skyline and has attracted sponsorship from some big-name brands including Blue Moon, Staropramen, Rekorderlig and Laurent-Perrier.