back to listings SME Profile: Special Projects Europe Ltd

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Since its inception in 2006, Special Projects has been at the forefront of Site Infrastructure and Project Management solutions for events, partnering with leading Production Companies, Music Promoters, Visionary Industry Professionals and Government Agencies to deliver some of the biggest events in the world. 

Led by Company Founder and Site Infrastructure Manager of the Year (TPMEA Awards, 2023), John Wilson, the company’s 7 strong core team are experts at delivering Project and Site Management for large scale outdoor festivals, stadium shows, musical concerts, opening ceremonies and unique one-off events.

Having delivered site management on stadium shows for the likes of Bruce Springsteen and AC/DC to festivals such as TRNSMT in the UK (which recently won best festival at the 2023 Live Awards) and Soundstorm in Saudi Arabia (EX Awards Silver Winner for Best Fair or Festival 2022, TPMEA Award for Outstanding Event Production of the Year 2023)    as well as delivering unique Projects such as the Diriyah Oasis in Riyadh and National Days in Abu Dhabi, the Special Projects team is focused on one goal above all others – supporting you through the challenges of creating your vision.

With a proven understanding of the technical and financial requirements of site design and production, the collective experiences gained over the years has allowed the team to produce world-class infrastructure on time and within budget. Special Projects - although compact at its core - has demonstrated time after time, it has the powerful capabilities to assemble and manage high performing teams, consulting with expert resource and driving cross-collaboration to achieve optimal results.

We manage real-time issues with efficiencies, whilst making sure to implement the most appropriate solution.

The work that Special Projects does is highly visible, uncompromising and in many cases unique. 



We offer a wider range of services extending from Event Site Design to Site Management and Production and have a bespoke approach to every job. We will discuss your requirements with you, come up with solutions and deliver project management plans that work for you. A list of our services can be found below: 

Site Design

Site Management 

Site Production

  • Site Feasibility Studies
  • CAD layouts, site surveys including drones and topographical
  • Council applications 
  • Onsite management and coordination
  • Event budgeting
  • Infrastructure and supplier procurement
  • Waste and recycling management
  • Sustainability planning and management
  • Power coordination and management
  • Plant management
  • Site and freight logistics 
  • Stage procurement and coordination
  • Provision of site and infrastructure managers.
  • Provision of BOH managers inc office staff 
  • Event production design and supplier liaison
  • Event production management

Over the 18 years that Special Projects has been in operation, we have had the privilege of working on some of the most exciting events in the world. A selection of highlights are below:

  • Radiohead, Muse, Snow Patrol, Edinburgh, Scotland 2006
  • Oxygen Festival, Dublin, Ireland 2007
  • V Festival, Chelmsford 2008 - 2012
  • Special Projects first event in Saudi Arabia – “75 Years of Aramco, Dhahran, KSA, 2008
  • Pavarotti Tribute concert, Petra, Jordan 2008
  • FIFA World Cup Opening Concert Johannesburg South Africa 2010
  • T in the Park, Music Festival, Scotland, UK, 2011 – 2015
  • Vangelis at Katara Amphitheatre, Doha 2011
  • Queens Jubilee, London, 2012, UK
  • Glasgow Summer Sessions, Music Event, 2013 - 2023
  • Abu Dhabi F1, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013
  • Ryder Cup, Gleneagles, Scotland UK, 2014
  • Various UAE National Day involvements 2015 – 2020
  • Mother of the Nation Festival, Abu Dhabi Corniche, UAE, 2017-2018
  • TRNSMT Festival 2017 - 2023 Glasgow
  • Opening Ceremony for completion of first World Cup Stadium 20219 – Doha
  • Papal Visit To the UAE, Holly Mass at Zaid Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 2019
  • Soundstorm 2021 /22 /23 - Riyadh Saudi Arabia

With John Wilson at the helm, our core team is made up of 7 people - ranging from experts in Event Production, Site Management, Finance and Design. Additionally we work regularly with a network of over a hundred international and local freelancers, handling Site Infrastructure, Power, Plant, Logistic, Environmental and Water and Waste, without whom none of the projects we undertake would be possible. We believe that collaborative working and pooling of strengths delivers the best results for our clients, and allows us to bring in experts on a job to job basis.

At Special Projects we are always ready to explore new opportunities. With the experience gained in large scale Ceremonies, Immersive Shows and Festival Productions, contact us to find out about the full range of management services we can provide for you in pre-production and on the ground. 

John Wilson:
UK Office +44 (0) 1738 505 747
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