Space Only Stands

Fully detailed and scaled plans must be submitted for all Space Only stands. Photographs, unclear faxed drawings or drawings from other exhibitions will not be accepted. All plans and associated documentation must be submitted in English. No stand may be constructed on-site without official approval. Upon confirmation from Campbell Reith, the structural engineering firm, no alterations can be made to the drawings submitted.

Complex Structures

A complex structure is any form of construction of any height which requires cross-bracing and/or would normally be designed by an engineer and /or has, through a Risk Assessment, been found to present significant risk.
Structures over 4 meters in height, multi-storey stands and suspended items of 400kg and over are always treated as complex structures. Platforms and stages 600mm or over in height, tiered seating and stairs are also considered complex structures. Such structures must have fully detailed structural calculations and/or a detailed Constructional Method Statement along with a suitable and sufficient Risk Assessment submitted at the same time as your stand plans.

A copy of the scaled drawings (together with structural
calculations and construction drawing if required) must be submitted to
Philippa Barton no later than Friday 19 January 2024

Plans must include:

  • All dimensions  

  • Building materials to be used

  • A ground plan and elevation drawing

  • The contact details of the exhibitor, contractor or designer
    submitting the plans

  • A copy of the Risk Assessment and Method Statement

  • For complex structures, a full copy of the structural calculations

  • A copy of their Public Liability insurance certificate; of the stand builder

  • Employers’ Liability insurance certificate; of the stand builder

  • Please confirm if you wish for your stand flooring to be supplied by Lion Exhibitions or if your stand builder will install this. If the latter you will need to provide a scale plan of where power will need to access from the floor. 

If stand plans are not received together with the appropriate documentation from structural engineers (where necessary), stand building will not be allowed to begin until the organisers, and where necessary the venue, has approved them. Late submissions of plans can result in the venue failing to gain a licence for the show; therefore the stand will not be allowed to be constructed.

For further assistance with the completion of risk assessments, please visit:

Specific Items of Risk – For all relevant documentation and
guidelines about specific items of risk please visit:

Custom Built Stand Builder

Lion Exhibitions can work with you to supply a custom built stand if required.  Below is guide with useful information re building your stand. 

AAC and Learning and Skills, Events, Consultancy and Training Ltd takes no responsibility should you wish to engage Lion Exhibitions, this information is shared as an option, not a recommendation.