FAST AND FURIOUS FILM WORK
FF9 Pictures were planning the filming of the Fast & Furious 9 which would be based in various film locations around the city centre of Edinburgh.
Purvis Marquees were approached to provide much of the infrastructure needed for the 3 main hubs in and around Edinburgh with us; becoming a one stop shop of solutions for the locations team.
A 10m x 30m vehicle workshop was erected at the Royal Highland Centre with aluminium trackway installed inside allowing for vehicles to be worked on under cover. In the same location there was a 12m x 30m marquee was installed for the crew to work on the props for the film with aluminium roads installed in and around the marquee. A 12m x 24m marquee was installed in Holyrood car park for artist catering.
Each of these locations needed to be protected from prying eyes so temporary fencing was installed around the perimeter and fence netting to create screening. A 4000 m2 compound was fenced off in Holyrood Park for the actor’s trailers to be parked in.
Multiple secure film location compounds along with 24 hour on-site support, to react to any changes needed along with the problems that Scotland’s high winds can bring in September.
Purvis Marquees were delighted to be asked by Universal Pictures to get involved with the filming of Fast & Furious 9 which would be filmed in various locations in and around Edinburgh’s old town.
FF9 were looking for a one stop shop for location infrastructure and with our experience in the industry and relationship with Heritage Environment Scotland, we fit the bill perfectly.
A 10m x 30m vehicle workshop was erected at the Royal Highland Centre with aluminium trackway installed inside allowing for vehicles to be worked on under cover. In the same location there was a 12m x 30m marquee was installed for the crew to work on the props for the film with aluminium roadways installed in and around the marquee. A 12m x 24m marquee was installed in Holyrood car park for artist catering.
Each of these locations needed to be protected from prying eyes so temporary fencing was installed around the perimeter along with fence netting to create screening.
A 4000 m2 compound was fenced off in Holyrood Park for the actor’s trailers to be parked in. 24-hour cover was provided to react to any last-minute changes and adaptations, especially with the gales that Edinburgh tend to experience during September. A last-minute request came through for the vehicle workshop as transport needed to take their box car transporter into the marquee to load and unload.
The Purvis Marquees fitters sprung into action to manufacture a custom doorway in the gable end of the marquee which would allow access for the truck but allow the doorway to be sealed up to keep the heat in and wind out. The complete contract spanned a full month with management attending site regularly to inspect all the equipment and help the locations team in any way that they could.
We anticipate more filming being brought to our city and that we can support again. Our problem solving mindset suits the film and TV industry very well.
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Purvis Structures were contacted by Michelin Tyres with an emergency request! Due to the stagnant market in tire production, Michelin had the urgent need for additional long-term storage and warehousing of around 60,000 tires. The requirement for a large but temporary storage facility suited Purvis Structures stock holding and the team reacted fast!
The structure supplied was a 31m span by 50m long structure on a 4m leg height. A forklift strip curtain was also installed in the gable end to provide access. Due to the ground conditions, the structure was partly pinned into the tarmac and the remainder drilled and bolted into concrete.
Our project management team worked closely with Michelin Tyres to design the structure and plan and manage the build. With health and safety at the forefront and a busy factory environment to contend with, along with some of the worst weather conditions for many years, everything went smoothly. Access was retained to adjoining buildings and the site was stripped of problem obstacles.
Our client was ecstatic with the service that they received and grateful for all of the team’s efforts and assistance to provide such a large structure in a tight timescale.
Requested on the back of the contract was the installation of a structure that the company owned. Ground protection was also provided and installed to allow for an access path to the factory entrance.
The management team will be providing monthly inspections of the structure along with a 24-hour call out service for peace of mind.
Purvis Marquees reacted to an urgent need that we had for tyre storage at our facility in Dundee. Due to a slowdown in market demand, we found ourselves in the position of running out of storage space. The efficiency for the Purvis Marquees team can’t be underestimated and such a large structure as well.
The facility in Dundee operate under strict health & safety procedures and this seemed to be second nature to the site team and management.
This large storage structure was installed in a short time frame and with minimal disruption to the surrounding facility operations and staff. Even in extremely harsh weather conditions, the team carried out a safe and efficient build providing us with the capacity for long term storage of 60,000 tyres.
Steve Smith – Project Manager (Michelin Tyres)