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Uni-Span provides safe seating and staging at Formula E

Responsible for 12 500 spectator seats at an event unlike anything our country has ever seen? A challenge that’s never been more worthwhile for our Uni-Span team! 

26 000 nuts, washers & bolts, 12 500 seats, 12 000 cable ties and +600 of access scaffolding required the meticulousness of a professional erection team. 

The pressure for our Uni-Span team begun end November 2022 – challenges faced were like no other! Technical designs, stock orders, logistics, preparing time schedules – just a few elements in the preparation of execution strategy. Upon delivering kit to site in Jan and early Feb, it was time to erect however, due to Cape Town’s magnificence capturing the desire of worldwide performances, the erection of the stands proved to be a challenging one with many changes in the stand positioning leading up to the event. Nonetheless, we are serious about service and there was no stopping us from a seamless execution for our client! 

Tread visibility on all staircases.

The rapid manufacturing of scaffold through our Bud Group partner, Augusta Steel was critical to successfully executing this job. 

The Prota Scaffolding team were the experts behind the erection of the stands in the various areas around the track. If you think the emergency exit staircasing was the challenge, think about the bolting of 12 500 blue seats onto 600t of scaffold! Their efficiency and attention to detail was astounding. 

Emergency exit staircases.

Uni-Span CEO John Damant says, “What an absolute privilege to have been part of history and be involved in staging the first-ever Formula E race in South Africa! It was an event that will play a meaningful role in helping to accelerate Africa’s transition to a Green Economy. I am extremely proud of Adriaan Boswel and his brilliant Cape Town team.” 

Adriaan Boswel, the leader behind the brilliant execution of this project, says “This event uncovered an extraordinarily relevant opportunity for our business – one we’d never have been afforded had we not forged trusted industry partnerships over the years. The successful execution of the project is solely testament to the ethics of our people – the unwavering care, commitment and capability represented was incomprehensible at times. I could not be prouder as a leader in this business.”

We express enormous gratitude to Augusta Steel and Prota Scaffolding – our exceptional partners in making what seemed impossible at the beginning, possible. 

Contact details:

Adriaan Boswel 

E: adriaanb@uni-span.co.za

T: +27 78 457 1550

W: Uni-span.co.za

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