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Eastenders Sinking Boat Set



Asylum Supervisor

Mark Curtis

As if things were not dramatic enough in Albert Square, the BBC commissioned us to make a sinking boat set for Eastenders 2020 Valentines storyline. The unsettling scenes involved various characters trapped in a water filled interior of a party ship on the Thames.

The rig was designed to fit at The Underwater Studios, in Basildon. Using CAD, we planned our rig using truss and timber before construction began. Once the basic structure was standing, we dressed the interior with us much off-the-shelf materials to keep production costs down, although bespoke elements, such as the doors, were fabricated from scratch in our workshop. As well as the corridor, a fitted locker room and kitchen were constructed too.