Windsor Irish Guards


The Irish Guards is part of the Guards Division which is a Foot Guards regiment based in Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow. The current regiment was formed on 1 April 1900 by the order of Queen Victoria, In recognition of the many courageous acts carried out by Irish soldiers in the Second Boer War.


Our brief was to provide two single grandstands for the annual colours presentation ceremony, which was presented by Queen Elizabeth II to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.


After a full site survey and much time spent with our experienced design department and their CAD programmes, the creative minds of the Austen Lewis team designed two outdoor tiered seating stands. The stands would house just fewer than 2,000 seats in poppy red, with the internal stairways for access that would slot perfectly into the area required outside the famous Windsor Castle. A timber frame and black stretch netting was added to hide the internal structure of the stands and stage ready for the prestigious ‘Trooping the Colour’ ceremony to take place.