Aquila Shelters is a long standing supplier of marquees to the BBC at prestigious outdoor events such as the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Additionally our temporary shelters have been used by the BBC as:

Location setting for ‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’


  • A catering tent installed for the crew and cast of ‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’ during filming at Bowden Hall, a country house in Chapel-en-le-Frith. The temporary shelter included a floor and furniture and accommodated 60 seated people every day for 4 weeks.
  • A story-telling tent installed for the BBC and National Trust ‘Heaton Sparks’ event. Stories were read by CBeebies presenters from inside a temporary shelter decorated with night lanterns and hay bale seating.
  • A live radio broadcast from festival tents erected at Souter lighthouse in Tyneside where a studio, stage and lighting rig was covered using two enclosed temporary structures.
  • Enclosed temporary shelter for live BBC radio broadcast

    Temporary shelter, heating and lights at remote lighthouse location

    The BBC continues to use Aquila to supply temporary shelters because:


  • Our modular shelters are scaleableand can cover any shape or size of outdoor space, making them ideal for sheltering large numbers of people. A temporary catering tent constructed using modular shelters enables separate cooking, serving and dining spaces to be accommodated inside one structure.
  • Our outdoor structures are totally safe and reliableas they are designed to act as permanent school shelters using the strongest materials, so no chance of bad weather affecting public safety. Lightweight gazebos are not suitable as temporary shelters other than during perfect conditions, and some very large outdoor shelters are known to perform poorly during extreme weather conditions.
  • Our temporary shelters are fully enclosedthis makes our structures ideal for long term rental and different activities. All of our temporary shelters are available with a choice of wall styles (windows, doorways, arches, pelmets), flooring arrangements, furniture, heating and lighting.
  • If you’re in need of a temporary shelter in a hurry then please contact us today on 01204 522 424 or e-mail More information about shelter sizes can be found here or watch the following video:

    Aquila Shelters, Claremont House, St George’s Road, Bolton, BL1 2BY.