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outdoor power units

Innovative outdoor power solutions for parks

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.

Powering such events can sometimes be problematic with traditional power sources, for example stand-alone petrol generators. These devices pose various hazards to nearby pedestrians in the form of electrocution and tripping potential (with trailing wires).

Pop Up Power Supplies® manufacture and supply a range of pop up electric sockets which are ideal for powering kiosks and stalls in parks and green spaces. Our Pop Up Power Units and In Ground Power Units provide a sensitive source of electricity for outdoor events, have minimal impact on the nearby surrounds and importantly are incredibly safe for nearby pedestrians.

The main benefit of our Retractable Telescopic Feeder Pillars is their discreet nature. The Pop Up Power Units can be easily raised and lowered by event organisers to provide electrical outlets. When an event finishes the power unit is simply lowered back into the ground where it appears seamless with the local environment, thanks to the lid infill which can accommodate any surface material e.g. grass or paving.

Our In Ground Units can provide a source of power for stalls with their lids locked down. Just the wire protrudes the power unit but is easily managed with cable protectors.

Pop up electric sockets for parks and green spaces

Research conducted by Eventbrite (global platform for live experiences) shows that the UK has established itself as a world leader in outdoor events following the 2012 Olympics. Since 2012 the number of outdoor events attended has increased significantly.

As the nation starts to attend more events, companies and charities increase their spending on such events, tapping into increasingly profitably markets. Eventbrite concludes that the events sector is worth £42.3 billion to the UK economy in terms of direct spending by attendees and organisers.

Providing a safe, secure power supply is vitally important for the longevity and success of such outdoor events in parks and green spaces. Organisers need to be re-assured that their outdoor power supply is fit for the purpose intended (powering outdoor stalls) while providing high levels of safety for nearby pedestrians.

outdoor power units

Our Pop Up Power units have been specified and installed in parks throughout the UK. A selection of Pop Up Power Sockets were installed in Victoria Park. One of London’s most important historic parks, Victoria Park enjoys millions of visitors and is a place of healthy recreation, sport and relaxation.

Community fairs, festivals, sport and leisure activities and other historic events are a regular occurrence throughout the year at Victoria Park. Our Retractable Telescopic Feeder Pillars provide an effective outdoor power supply for temporary stalls and kiosks during such events.

The Pop Up Units provide a 125A power supply in both single and three phase plug sockets, all with RCBO protection. Another great benefit that was crucial in the initial product selection, is that the lids of the power units can accommodate almost any surface infill. When the units are lowered into the ground they appear seamless to the local environment. This is vital for the heritage status of Victoria Park as it retained its Green Flag and Green Heritage Awards back in 2015.

Power supply for parks

Pop Up Power Supplies® provide a range of retractable service units for parks and green spaces projects throughout the UK. Architects, Contractors, Electrical Engineers and other industry professionals appreciate our power units compared to traditional generators, due to the retractable nature of the units and the increased safety they bring to public areas.

Our range of retractable and flip lid power units are supplied complete, therefore once they have been designed to the suitable specification, they are delivered to site where all the contractor has to do then is to dig the required hole and install the unit.

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