Groundbreaking marine safety event

Van outside clearspan marquee installed for marine safety event

innovative marquee solutions to provide space for a range of applications

WhoProfessional Diving Academy

Where – Dunoon, Scotland

Size – 580m2

  • 20m x 20m main structure
  • 3m x 6m break out area
  • 6m x 9m event briefing zone
  • 6m x 18m reception and catering space


The structures were required for a marine safety training conference. This event has been many years in the making, bringing together global experts in Dunoon, Scotland for a unique conference on deep water marine safety.


Field and Lawn were tasked with creating an innovative marquee solution to provide space for a range of applications during the five day event.  The scope of the marine safety event was broad, requiring flexible marquee space for:

  • Bespoke training and simulation
  • Showcasing and exhibiting products
  • Networking and hospitality

One of the biggest challenges was accommodating a large, raised diving bell, which was approximately 6m high. The bell was the centrepiece for the training exercises. 

The location provided its own set of challenges, Dunoon sits on the remote and exposed west coast of Scotland. With this, came transport and weather considerations.  To mitigate the risk of adverse weather affecting the structure, we installed a dual pinning and weighing solution to secure the marquee safely.

Finally, the rapid turn-around time added to the challenge.  We were tasked with designing the structure, project managing the fit out and installing within two weeks from initial contact.

marine safety equipment in a field & Lawn marquee


A dedicated Project Manager was assigned to ensure we met the client deadlines and delivered an exemplary experience. 

A 20m x 20m clearspan structure was provided, sitting on a 3m leg to provide an eave height of 6.5m.  The eave height was critical and precisely designed to accommodate the raised platform and diving bell.  The structure was built around the platform adding complexity to the build.  Within the main structure, additional marquees were provided to wrap around the main event space.  This solution delivered the required clear zones to make the event a success.  

interior of marquee installed by field & Lawn

Specification & Service

  • Planning, design and project management
  • Level floor, carpet and lining to interior marquees
  • House and emergency lighting
  • Power generation and fuel management
  • Power distribution and cabling
  • Heating
  • Toilet facilities