- Time4Sleep used 770 blankets to build the 661 square metre structure
- The project took 30,000 staples, 90 hours and 15 people
- The event took place in Millennium Square in Leeds
K bed retailer Time4Sleep converted Millennium Square in Leeds into an enormous blanket fort last month, using a whopping 770 blankets to build the giant structure. The blanket fort, held together with staples and cable ties, required around 30,000 staples and a team of over 15 people working across a week to attach the blankets together, before assembling the fortress on the day of the event. The whole process, from planning, to design and implementation, took 90 hours.
The mammoth fort, which was open to members of the public on the event day, required a massive 970 square meters of multicoloured blankets to line the roof and walls.With the fort completed and casting its imposing shadow on Leeds city centre, it was disassembled, and the used blankets will now be donated to a homeless charity. Jonathan Warren, CEO at Time4Sleep said of the fort:“Building a blanket fort is something that takes us all back to our childhood, no matter how old we are. We loved hosting this truly memorable event, providing the people of Leeds with the novelty of seeing us build a giant blanket fort.
“The final result looked incredible and was the summation of many hours of careful planning and diligent hard work from the team. It’s great that we’ll now be able to give something back to the community as well, with the blankets being donated to a local homeless charity.”
Established in 2006, Time 4 Sleep is a was founded with a simple ambition to offer beautiful beds, mattresses, and furniture at reassuringly low prices. Selling an exclusive product range directly to the customer, the West Yorkshire based company offer a great product with industry leading service.