The BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals was a project undertaken in August 2015.
The BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals was a month-long programme of events at the BBC Festivals HQ at Potterrow in Edinburgh.
During the period of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Edinburgh International Festival, the BBC Festivals team played host to literally hundreds of acts, and thousands of visitors. Among the many stars to perform at Potterrow were, Paul Merton, Jo Brand, Rory Bremner, Sylvia Guillem, Nish Kumar and Ian Rankin. As you’d imagine, with such strong acts on stage the BBC complex was a very busy place indeed.
Spectrum worked day and night throughout the month providing cleaning and waste management services in the public areas, backstage, technical areas, hospitality and VIP areas keeping them clean and tidy for celebrities, presenters, officials, and members of the public.
With a full programme of events everyday, all starting and finishing at differing times, it was essential to carefully plan when were the optimum times for the Spectrum teams to be on duty and ensure everything was completed with a minimum possible disruption to the thousands of members of the public who attended the various sessions.
This is the second time we’ve worked with the BBC; last year we were pleased to provide similar services during the period of the Commonwealth Games at the BBC at the Quay event in Glasgow, you can read more about that project here.