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Shell Eco Marathon

The Shell Eco Marathon is an opportunity for engineering students to build and test fuel-efficient cars.

The European event takes place in Rotterdam, in and around the Ahoy exhibition centre. A temporary race track is built around the venue, and the halls used for garages, exhibitions and interactive features based around the theme of energy efficiency.

With 200+ teams and 2000+ students, it’s important to find somewhere for them all to stay.¬†Adjacent to the Ahoy centre is a large municipal park, and my role was to turn a basic, empty park into a secure, safe and comfortable campsite.

The main requirements were toilets, showers, a secure fence line, temporary offices, site lighting and fire safety.

In addition, we needed to arrange comms, plant hire and manager’s accommodation.

This was a large complex project, and there’ll be a case study about once I’ve got time to write it.