The branch of Litestructures formally known as Litestructures Live has been launched as a new, independent company called LS-LIVE. The news follows the recent announcement of a merger between UK structural aluminium specialist Litestructures and Dutch trussing, staging and lifting company Prolyte.
Appealing to the concert, touring and events marketplace, LS-LIVE encompasses operations in hire, stage & set and rehearsal, with its own purpose-built facility. The all-under-one-roof concept is said to be complemented by an experienced team of managers, CAD designers, fabricators and welders.
“I’m very excited about heading up LS-LIVE and taking on the challenge of moving the business from being a division of another company to being a completely independent business with our own business plan, our own resources and our own management team,” said Ben Brooks, general manager of LS-LIVE. “Naturally, having been part of Litestructures and benefited from their infrastructure for so long has given us an exceptionally strong grounding in what we do – none of us are novices, and what we have created to date already sets us apart from the competition in so many ways – we’ve got the biggest purpose-built arena rehearsal studio in Europe with six en-suite dressing rooms, fourteen en-suite bedrooms and four multi-function rooms; on the hire side we’ve got a huge inventory of rental gear including the largest stock of LiteDeck in the world, rolling risers and stage automation kit, plus the ability to design and manufacture just about anything you can possibly conceive in terms of sets and stages.
“By consolidating all of this under one roof as LS-LIVE will make us even stronger and our processes more efficient. With a great team behind me, I’m confident that we can achieve even greater results than before.”
Brooks is pictured (middle) with hire coordinator Jess Woodward and designer Gareth Mallon.