Client:Pinewood Studios

Harry Potter 3

Pinewood Studios filmed a large part of Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban in the Lochaber area and required major infrastructure installed.

Marquee Hire Type

Three base locations requiring a Make-Up and Wardrobe Marquee, cast/crew catering for 300 at each plus office accommodation, classroom facilities for young actors and scenery construction areas.


Glencoe as the main base and two other Lochaber Locations.


A challenge throughout due to the sheer scale of the operation of a period of several months. A flexible approach was needed due to the constant changing requirements of the film world due to the challenging weather conditions they were faced with.


Initial marquees for set building were installed in late February for the only Harry Potter film to do its major First Unit filming in Scotland (despite the huge amount of footage in all 8 movies displaying Scotland at its eeriest Hogwart’s best).

All 3 locations had to be set up to run simultaneously if required. We supplied over 1500 sq.m. of floored marquees complete with doors, lighting and heating; all tables and chairs in each location plus generators and power distribution throughout each of the 9 marquees. All marquees were erected in early May and filming continued throughout mid-June.

Our flexible approach and “can do” attitude enabled us to rise to the challenge of this major contract which in 2003 used up to 60% of our equipment. Nowadays we could look after much more – and regularly do.

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