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Maximising the potential of the public realm

Maximising the potential of the public realm

Easy and safe access to power and water supplies in public outdoor spaces holds the key for local authorities to broaden the scope for footfall-driving markets, festivals and other events that are crucial to the long term future of town and city centres.

Research regularly supports the notion that more people visit town and city centres when there is a public attraction or event to attend. In 2015, research by Manchester Metropolitan University concluded that market days increase town centre footfall by 25%, as well as providing softer benefits such as social interaction…

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Pop Up Power Supplies® are fit for multi-purpose

Pop Up Power Supplies® are fit for multi-purpose

Flexibility and multi-functionality are vital for sports stadia and venues to maintain a competitive edge in today’s market for sporting and cultural events, key to which is easy and safe accessibility to power and water supplies.

Multi-purpose venues have been created to be able to host a multitude of different events, not simply their primary sport, football. It is a business model that enables stadium owners to capitalise on a public appetite for major events that has never been stronger.

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Powering a safe, sustainable future for Britain’s heritage buildings

Powering a safe, sustainable future for heritage buildings

With the public appeal of many of the UK’s historic buildings principally driven by their external appearance, the ability to maintain surrounding spaces safely and easily and unlock their potential for outdoor events is increasingly paving the way for an economically sustainable future.

The key to capitalising on this bright future is the safe provision of electricity to these outdoor spaces in a way that is not detrimental to the aesthetic appeal of a heritage building.

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Electrical energy power and its importance to infrastructure

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Electricity has become a fundamental energy source for infrastructure in the 21st century. Every business, every industry, needs an electrical supply to function. For economies to grow, it is critical there is a suitable energy infrastructure in place.

Civil Engineers, Architects, and Urban Planners are all continuously developing towns, cities and urban spaces making them safer, more appealing places to be in.

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Designing a modern town centre and an outdoor power supply 

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Town centres are undergoing a period of significant change. Footfall has dwindled over the years due to online shopping and there is a lower demand for retail space than before. However, the Government, together with local councils, are undertaking projects to regenerate such town centre spaces trying to re-establish them as attractive places to visit.

Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of Outdoor Power Units which are ideal for town centre spaces, market days, festivals and other built up areas.

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Integrating power units into existing outdoor spaces

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

In recent years there has been a clear shift towards refurbishment projects as opposed to new build developments. Advances in modern day lifestyles, work patterns and leisure activities have led to many buildings and built up areas becoming outdated and redundant. As a result, there is an increasing requirement to power such regenerated outdoor spaces.

Pop Up Power Supplies® offer a range of Retractable Service Units which are ideal for outdoor…

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A Specifiers’ guide to designing outdoor power supplies

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Specifying outdoor power solutions for build projects can be a challenging process. Project collaboration for the construction and civil sectors is becoming increasingly complex, with the rise of BIM, the importance of embracing digital, emerging topics such as sustainability, and the ever-challenging economic environment.

Specialising in planning, designing and installing outdoor power solutions, a big part in the service offered by Pop Up Power Supplies®…

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Powering outdoor areas throughout 2018

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Pop Up Power Supplies® is proving to be a real success story in the design and supply of an outdoor power supply. Architects, Contractors, Electrical Engineers, Council Planners, Stadium Designers and other construction professionals appreciate the simplicity and effectiveness of the range of Pop Up Power Units.

Available in three formats – Pop Up Power UnitsIn Ground Units and Power Bollards, the ranges of power units provide electricity points in a discreet manner, and importantly are sensitive to local surroundings.

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Power Bollards – power supply in elegant design

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Utility bollards are a common sight in public areas across the UK, providing temporary services and utilities to streets, squares and other outdoor areas. Their purpose is to provide a source of electricity, water and data points, as well as offering protection for pedestrians.

Offering architectural appeal, Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of Power Bollards which provide a safe and secure outdoor power source. The stainless steel bollards are available in various elegant designs and configurations, and have been specified across the UK and the rest of the world by Architects…

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Outdoor Power Solutions for Industrial Units

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Providing an external power supply for industrial units and manufacturing facilities is a complex task. Factories often have unique requirements for powering specialist electrical equipment as well as factors such as outside lighting.

Traditional power methods are often adopted in outside spaces within industrial units, such as power generators or trailing power cables from internal sockets, however these often pose safety hazards for workers. Pop Up Power Supplies® manufacture and supply a range of retractable outdoor power units to provide a safe, secure outdoor power supply…

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Innovative outdoor power solutions for parks

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

According to research carried out by Fields in Trust, parks and green spaces across the UK provide people with over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits. The Government, Local Councils, Charities and businesses across many sectors are increasingly investing into park areas and public green spaces.

Popular investments include a wide range of events, including park runs and other sporting meet-ups, local fairs, agricultural shows, festivals and cultural occasions and music concerts. Pop Up Power Supplies® manufacture and supply a range of pop up electric sockets which are ideal for powering kiosks…

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Increasing demand for British-made Power Units

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

The UK built environment is continually changing, facing a wide array of external influences covering technological, economic, political and social factors. Despite a slight slow-down in UK manufacturing output mid-way through 2018, construction build projects are still thriving and playing a big role in developing infrastructure.

Pop Up Power Supplies® have noticed this strength in demand for our range of British-made In Ground Units. Manufactured on UK shores, our units are increasingly being specified on build projects not only within the UK but worldwide…

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Innovative outdoor power solutions for Universities

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Student enrolment is a crucial element for any university facility. Open days and student fairs are important events that showcase campus amenities and demonstrate their strengths, and as a result universities invest significant sums of money to get such events right.

A wide variety of kiosks and stalls are located around campuses, or next to principle buildings for universities which are located in an urban or city centre location. Powering such stands can be problematic and quite hazardous where traditional power methods, for example petrol generators…

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IGUs provide outdoor power for events area around Travelodge

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Early 2018 saw construction start of a new Travelodge Hotel, located on the Southwater Square complex, Telford. The leisure complex features a range of retail and dining facilities, as well as a new public green space and events area which was adjacent to the Travelodge Hotel.

Pop Up Power Supplies® and Fabweld Steel Products (FSP) joined together in a collective effort to provide a range of their in ground power units for the leisure complex. Two major reasons for their specification into the project were, one, they provide a safe and secure outdoor power source with the lids locked down…

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56 IGUs specified in luxury Oman development

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Developers of the Al Mouj Muscat beachfront resort in Oman required an outdoor power source for its collection of luxurious facilities and amenities. Conditions and criteria for the power units were strict, as they had to not only had to blend in to the beautiful aesthetics of the resort, but had to offer a practical and sustainable power source that was fit for purpose.

Their search took them to the UK, where a collaborative effort from Pop Up Power Supplies® and Fabweld Steel Products (FSP) successfully specified a range of in ground power units for the luxury development.

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Sensitive outdoor power solutions for Heritage Sites

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

World Heritage Sites are places or buildings considered to be of outstanding universal value. Such places are either cultural or natural sites and are thought to have special importance for nations all over the world and their future generations. The loss or deterioration of such prized locations is considered detrimental to the heritage of nations and their populations.

Part of the process of protecting such Heritage Sites includes restoration projects, where Sites’ facilities are updated and upgraded to maintain the integrity of such a cultural/natural site. Having an outdoor power supply that is sensitive to a Heritage Site…

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Innovative power solutions for marinas and moorings

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

There are thousands of marinas and moorings across the UK and the rest of the world, all offering various levels of amenities and facilities for boat owners.  Location plays a key part in the facilities offered by a marina, however one of the fundamental amenities required by boat owners is a source of electricity.

Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of retractable service units that provide a safe and reliable power supply for marinas and moorings. The pop up nature of our units means when they are needed they provide electricity for boats and various club house facilities within marinas…

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In Ground Units provide continuous, safe outdoor power

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Our range of In Ground Power Units, or Flip Lid Units as they are also known, are an extremely safe option for powering outside spaces and public places.  The main advantage to these power units is that they provide an outdoor power supply for stalls and kiosks, with the lid locked down.

This prevents any public access which increases safety in public areas.  The chances of electrocution are significantly reduced as people can’t access the power source, as only the cables protrude…

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Powering outdoor areas within shopping centres

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

The last few years has seen significant changes in how modern shopping centres operate. Such developments include utilising outdoor spaces within shopping centres with boutique stalls, food kiosks, health and wellbeing booths and more.  These stalls need an efficient, sustainable power source that provides an effective power supply.

We supply a range of safe and reliable outdoor power units for stalled areas within shopping centres, which ensure walkways are clear…

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Innovative power solutions for outdoor market days

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Traditional market days are commonplace in towns and cities across the UK. Buyers and sellers come together forming a lively outdoor retail environment and strong community spirit.  Councils encourage such market days for economic and social benefits, however have strict guidelines and rules for traders to follow.

Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of retractable service units that provide a reliable and effective power supply for outdoor spaces for market days and events.

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Outdoor power solutions for modern sports stadiums

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Modern sports stadiums are increasingly developing, with architects and facilities managers constantly redefining design and functionality parameters.  Technology and commercial generation are two of the biggest influences in such developments in stadium designs.

But how do stadium owners optimise their arena space?  Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of innovative retractable service units which provide a safe and secure outdoor power source.

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Safe power solutions for outdoor areas and public spaces

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Public safety is always of paramount concern for architects, developers, and electrical engineers when considering external power supplies for outdoor spaces.  Pedestrian access has to be clear as possible and the risk of electrocution has to be minimal, to ensure public areas are safe and comfortable for people.

Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of innovative retractable service units that provide a reliable and effective power supply for outdoor spaces and events.

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Helping Civil Engineers power built-up areas

Innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

Pop Up Power Supplies® supply a range of innovative and practical retractable service units that supply a stable, effective power source for outdoor events and urban spaces.

The infrastructure is experiencing continued development and expansion, where civil engineers, architects, contractors work together to create more efficient buildings, transport systems, industrial structures and urban spaces, to cope with society’s growing demands.

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Powering outdoor spaces within UK leisure facilities

Pop Up Power Supplies® offer a range of retractable service units which are increasingly being specified and installed at leisure facilities throughout the UK.

These power units offer a secure, reliable power supply for various outdoor stalls, and the ‘pop-up’ nature of the units mean that when they are not in use they are simply retracted back into the ground, thus having a minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

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New and improved IGU launched at Civils Expo 2016

Pop Up Power Supplies® are excited to launch their new range of Flip Lid Power Units at this year’s Civils Expo, part of UK Construction Week 2016.

Featuring a new and improved design, with a new hydraulic system to open the lid, a sturdier case, and a more practical arrangement for the power sockets and cables within the unit, the new In-Ground Unit from Pop Up Power Supplies® is an important…

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Busy exhibition schedule ahead for Pop Up Power®

Pop Up Power Supplies® are excited to launch their new range of Flip Lid Power Units at this year’s Civils Expo, part of UK Construction Week 2016.

Featuring a new and improved design, with a new hydraulic system to open the lid, a sturdier case, and a more practical arrangement for the power sockets and cables within the unit, the new In-Ground Unit from Pop Up Power Supplies® is an important…

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