Grandstands Australia

The Abbey Museum Caboolture, GS5 GRANDSTANDS

Client name: Abbey Tournament

Project name: Abbey Medieval Festival 2 x GS5-30m 8tier grandstands

Project location: Abbeystowe, Caboolture Qld


In the Moreton Bay Region Caboolture is in Southeast Queensland and is approximately an hour drive from Brisbane. Abbeystowe a park in Caboolture is the home of the annual Medieval Festival and new spectator seating was needed. The Abbey festival is the largest event in the Moreton Bay LGA.


The Abbey event’s organisers required an improved spectator experience for this well attended annual event and decided new grandstands were needed to seat the 1000+ visitors to the event.


We provided the events team at The Abbey with previous projects that we had completed to show our capability to design and build the large grandstands required.

Specifically, we designed and built 2 GS5 30 metre, 8 tier grandstands to allow for spectator comfort and safety during the festival. There was a strong consideration to the room needed for each spectator with costumes and sample bags taking up space.

Included in the scope of the design were wheelchair access, safety rails, and safety steps.  We designed a 4.5 metre wheelchair bay into each grandstand


An outstanding result was achieved for the festival with the 2 new grandstands delivered on time and on budget.  The grandstand was flat packed at our Ingleburn manufacturing facility and transported in 2 loads by semi-trailer to Caboolture. Installation taking place on-site.

Our grandstands included  integrated wheelchair access to feel part of the crowd, structural certifications, wrap around safety rails, safety hand loops on each stair run, and sight impaired compliant anti-slip steps.

Our Grandstand Specs.

1,920m of seating (5200kg)

80m safety railing

340m structural support extrusion

3800 nuts and bolts

3400 screws

Each grandstand weighs around 6.5 tonnes and can carry up to 50 tonnes of humanity when fully loaded.