T in the Park

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Bell Ingram Design is delighted to announce its success in securing planning consent for Scotland’s largest music festival, T in the Park, on behalf of organisers DF Concerts. Having been involved in the project since 2011, Bell Ingram was instrumental in identifying the site as part of a short list of potential locations when it became evident that the festival could no longer be held at its previous site at Balado.

Throughout the lifetime of the project, Bell Ingram has undertaken the following key tasks:

  • Site search and identification
  • Securing planning consent
  • Design of permanent infrastructure
  • Community consultation and engagement
  • Key aspects of the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environment Statement
  • Contract administration of the installation of the permanent infrastructure

“Bell Ingram is also overseeing the installation of permanent infrastructure in advance of the events team arriving in force”

The planning application in particular was extremely complex and involved extensive environmental assessments and monitoring. As the site is located within the vicinity of three Scheduled Ancient Monuments, Bell Ingram instructed archaeologists to be on site prior to site works commencing. As it was, evidence of an early Bronze Age domestic settlement was discovered when the first spade was placed in the ground. Field archaeologists, AOC Archeaology, were immediately able to undertake a comprehensive excavation and are now analysing and recording their findings with a view to reporting in due course.

 

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The site at Strathallan Castle was subject to extensive archaeological and environmental assessments

The planning consent, which was granted in May 2015, incorporates extensive conditions that the Bell Ingram team is now in the process of discharging. Bell Ingram is also overseeing the installation of permanent infrastructure in advance of the events team arriving in force in the second week in June. At its peak, the site will accommodate a set-up team of 5,000 staff in the week leading up to the event with around 85,000 festival goers attending over the course of the weekend.

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Iain Cram
Design Director, Perth Office
Iain.cram@bellingram.co.uk

Published on 28th May 2015