The client, a hotel and conference centre located in South Africa, required a temporary structure in which to hold conferences and special events such as weddings and dinners.

The hotel, which already had various permanent and temporary structures on their premises, wanted to quickly expand their facilities. Since they did not have time to submit building plans or to build a brick and mortar conference centre, they decided upon a temporary structure.


The client attended the annual HTS Tent Expo in Germany, providing them with the perfect opportunity to view a wide range of temporary structures and to discuss all available with one of the HTS team to help determine the right structure to meet their requirements. After narrowing down their choice to the eye-catching Manhattan 2 storey and GZ Large Tent structures they opted for the GZ Large Tent as it provided the perfect solution for their budget. The GZ tent was 29.00m x 40.00m with an eave height of 4.00m.

The GZ range is available in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs enabling the client to customise the design using a wide choice of accessory options, including walling and doors:

  • Curved single layer opaque PVC roof with a special cantilever design to provide an overhang
  • L-shaped UPVC glass paneled walling
  • 4 x UPVC double glass doors
  • Wind speed: 104 km/hour

The team of experts at HTS worked with the client to deliver a fast solution and helped them overcome various onsite issues such as uneven foundations which had been prepared by the hotel.

Following discussions between HTS and the client to finalise the design, the structure was erected quickly by the HTS team. The hotel then completed the internal fixtures and fittings and external landscaping. From initial contact to project completion took 8 months.


  • HTS delivered an attractive, modern design to the client’s specifications, featuring a curved roof with a cantilever overhang.
  • The temporary structure provided a fast and economical solution, allowing the customer to quickly expand its conference facilities and grow its business.

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