It’s been a year and a half since Steeldeck Rentals opened its Manchester branch, and we’re happy to report our second summer has been a really busy one! The office has grown both in scale and breadth of our design and hires work, as new and long-standing clients have called on the team to help with a wide variety of staging and seating projects in the region.


A few of our Manchester team


Festival fun

The events industry in the North appears as vibrant as ever, and this summer saw a packed schedule of internationally important events for the public to enjoy. This provided us with a number of exciting opportunities, including the chance to work on the biannual Manchester International Festival – a three-week display of the best new theatre, dance, music from around the world.

We also provided event overlay structures at the first series of concerts at Anfield Football Ground in 12 years and were invited back by the Royal Horticultural Society to the Chatsworth Flower Show to build a 130m long boardwalk on the banks of the beautiful River Derwent.


Manchester International Festival – our tiered seating structure in the Grade I listed St Augustine’s Church


Major sporting events always bring a massive buzz to the host city and the Netball World Cup in Liverpool was no different. We worked alongside England Netball and ACC Liverpool for over a year to ensure the structures were exactly what was required. 

We’ve also been expanding our Festival Portfolio and summer 2019 saw us add more to the list in the form of Manchester’s well-loved Parklife, Anglesey’s beautiful Gottwood and the mighty Kendal Calling in Cumbria.


Peanut, Mindy (and Kate) and Bow


The team

Our team in Manchester has grown to 6 full time staff in the last year and 3 contract crew who have played a pivotal role in delivering this summer’s many and varied structures. We’ve been ably supported by our pack of office dogs as we continue to work out of our Yard in Trafford Park. It’s a fantastic base for us to build on our reputation as one of the region’s top staging and seating hire companies. 

One year on, and Steeldeck is well and truly at home in Manchester. It’s been a really exciting time, and while we catch our breath after a busy summer, we’re looking forward to the new and different opportunities the winter months will bring.


To contact Katie to talk about a project or for more information on our Manchester branch please email Or for general enquiries please email or call 020 7871 0598.