We had the honour of supplying 13 bespoke structures, seating solutions and fencing and barriers for the D-Day 75 commemorations hosted by the Ministry of Defense in Portsmouth on 5 June 2019.

We worked closely with event organiser H Power Group to provide event infrastructure for the high profile event held on Southsea Common.

Various heads of state, members of the Royal Family, and veterans were in attendance at the official commemorative event including the Queen, Prince Charles, Prime Minister Theresa May, and US President Donald Trump.

What we delivered

  • 728 tiered seats
  • Royal box with 172 VIP chairs
  • 16No. Wheelchair positions
  • 2,050 samsonite chairs
  • Temporary structures for:
    • Crew catering
    • Seating canopy
    • BBC Production/Estate Management
    • Accreditation
    • Royal/VVIP retiring room
    • MoD Suite
    • Medical
    • Accreditation
    • Refreshment Tent
    • Holding Tents
  • Interiors
  • MoD Suite
  • Crew Catering

“We are really proud to be involved in this event which pays tribute to an important moment in our history. The commemorative event was especially sensitive, and we had to work around tight time constraints and a high level of security to get the structures and seating installed on time and to the highest of standards.  It was great to also work with the team at H Power Group again who we recently worked with to deliver seating for the Royal Windsor Horse Show.”


Bradley Merchant Project Director of UK and Europe Seating

“At the beginning of April HPower International were asked to upscale the 75th Anniversary of the D Day Commemorations, in a dramatic fashion on Southsea Common which involved Her Majesty The Queen HRH The Prince of Wales ,The President of the United states and 12 other Heads of State.

There was a cast of 1200. 3000 invited Guests from around the world and above all over 300 veterans from D Day 75 years ago.

Arena provided at extremely short notice the Artists Changing Rooms Crew catering, which seated 1200 The Royal Box for all dignitaries seating for 600 and wheelchair and ambulatory seating and the flat floor seating for 3000 guests.

At such a short time there was only a handful of contractors that we could turn to and The Arena Group undoubtedly pulled out all the stops to deliver a fitting tribute to the veterans and Heads of State.

Without doubt they were instrumental in delivering the highest possible specifications at extremely short notice.”

Nick Brooks-Ward The HPower Group Ltd, Operations Directior

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