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Poynton High School Site Manager

“Pricewise, A&S Landscape was the best. They seemed to bend over backwards to meet our needs.”

Site Manager, Poynton High School

Wolverley Business Manager

“I would recommend A&S Landscape, it’s about getting the right quality for your school and they gave that to us.”

Business Manager, Wolverley CE School

Premises manager of Haileybury College

“We worked with A&S Landscape closely until we had a gorgeous finished project. Their staff were very helpful.”

Premises Manager, Haileybury College

Canopies for Colleges and Further Education

Many colleges and universities benefit from large, leafy campuses and grounds, however, these are often left at the mercy of the elements meaning the students are unable to enjoy them. We have an extensive range of canopies expertly designed with colleges and universities in mind, these include dining canopies, with a range of side and door options to add additional protection and Covered MUGAs that create an all-year-round sporting area.

Whether you’re looking for a robust curved structure or a bright and breezy sun shade we are sure to have a solution that meets your requirements.

Our college canopies are not only hard-wearing and functional, but they also have an artistic flair that appeals to students and staff alike, enhancing day-to-day life and providing more opportunities for outdoor study, alfresco dining and chilling out, regardless of the weather.

Our college canopies all benefit from –

  • Solid steel framework
  • Framework finished in Dura-coat™ finish to any RAL colour
  • Flexible and bespoke designs that can cover any space
  • Extensive range of options, tailored to your requirements
  • Artistic and contemporary aesthetics

Learn More About Our Work With Colleges

Wright Robinson College

Blackpool Aspire College

Take a look through some of our college canopy projects

Cirencester College Add Large Curved Roof Dining Area Canopy

Canopy we fitted at Cirencester CollegeCirencester College had a lot of outdoor space that the students couldn’t enjoy as it was open to the elements. The college contacted A&S Landscape to talk through their wide range of college canopies and to see which design would not only provide all year round protection but also would be suitable to cover a vast area, enabling them to maximise the seats that would fit underneath it. The team at A&S Landscape thought that a curved roof canopy would make a real statement and suggested a Slate Grey frame to create a modern and sophisticated look that would really enhance the surrounding buildings. The canopy was designed to have a wide enough span to allow more than 100 students to use it at any one time. See more about the curved roof dining area shelter we installed for Cirencester College here.

Colourful Yellow Sail Shade Designed for City College Peterborough

Shade installed at City College PeterboroughCity College Peterborough is proud of their modern, accommodating campus and was keen to make sure that their students had a funky, undercover area where they could kick back in between lectures. They wanted a solution that would offer UV protection and that was also waterproof, to ensure the area could be enjoyed all year round. We suggested that they browse through our range of college canopies and when they spotted our bold and innovative StarSail they knew, instantly, that this would not only meet their brief but also make a real statement. The result is incredible! The striking blue steelwork creates a wonderful contrast against the bright and contemporary yellow fabric. The area is now vibrant and appealing, even on the dreariest of days. Read more about the yellow sail shade we designed for City College Peterborough.

The Cheadle College Install Two Straight Roof Grey Shelters

Shelter added to The Cheadle CollegeOutdoor learning has a whole host of positive benefits, as does enjoying your lunch in the open air and chatting with your friends, although it’s not so appealing when you are caught up in one of Greater Manchester’s infamous downpours! The Cheadle College wanted to give their students some additional shelter to allow them to hang out with their friends in all types of weather. They contacted the team at A&S Landscape who proposed installation of two straight roof canopies from their extensive range of college canopies, the canopies were manufactured with an opal roof to offer maximum protection from the elements while still allowing in the light. The students were amazed by the transformation. Click here to see more about the straight roof canopies we installed for The Cheadle College.

Coleg Gwent Add Stylish White Sail Shades to Campus

Sail Shade we designed for Coleg GwentColeg Gwent has a reputation for excellence and is home to over 23,000 students. The staff were spoilt for choice when they started to consider which college canopy would be best suited to their extensive and proudly maintained campus. They wanted something that was light and airy to create a shaded alfresco area that the students could enjoy even during the heat of summer. The team at A&S Landscape suggested two large Shade Sails that would offer unrivalled UV protection while also creating a bright and breezy focal point for the hard-working students when they were eating their lunch. The transformation is truly remarkable, the bright white shade cloth fabric adds a touch of elegance and the robust, galvanised posts look modern and stylish. Find out more about the sail shades added to Coleg Gwent.

Chill Out Area Created with Sail Shade at Peele Community College

Shade Sail installed at The Peele Community CollegePeele Community College recognised the importance of providing their students with an alternative to studying indoors and thought that the addition of an external shade structure would make a significant difference to college life. They engaged with the team at A&S Landscape who worked closely with them to identify the college canopy that would be best suited to the campus. Keen to offer protection from both rain and sunshine, the college opted for two stunning Shade Sails on one sweeping 8000m x 4000m structure. To encourage the students to make the most of their new area, the college also added some seating underneath. The new outdoor study area is a breath of fresh air and is much loved by the staff and the students alike. See more about Peele Community College’s sheltered study area.

Blue Sail Shade Designed for Bishop’s Stortford College

Sail Added to Bishop Stortford CollegeThe pre-prep children at Bishop’s Stortford College used to wait eagerly to see if there were any clouds in the sky to keep them cool while they played happily outside. The outside play area had no other shelter which meant that they got very hot and bothered. The college recognised that there must be a way to fix this and got in touch with the team at A&S Landscape to ask them to come up with a solution that would look fantastic while also allowing the children more time outside. The team worked closely with the college to help them choose from their expertly designed range of college canopies and they decided on a bright and cheery StarSail with an eye-catching turquoise fabric. The children love it and now hop, skip and jump their way through the day. Learn more about the shade sail we installed for Bishop’s Stortford College here.

College Canopy Design Options

  • Green Curved Roof Entrance Canopy
The ‘Wave’ is a monopitch or duopitch roof variant, with all the benefits of our standard designs but with a new and funky look. This is a good solution for buildings with low rooflines, where a standalone unit is required or where you need a canopy with that added wow factor.

Motiva Wave™ Click for more info

  • Tewkesbury School Curved Roof Canopy
The ‘Duo™’ is our duopitch (symmetric) curved roof variant - this is where both sides are at the same height, the most common configuration for standalone structures or structures against low roofline buildings. Ideal for covered walkways, playgrounds and outdoor dining areas.

Motiva Duo™ Click for more info

  • Curved Roof Red School Canopy
The ‘Mono’ is our monopitch (asymmetric) curved roof variant - this is where one side is higher than the other, the standard configuration for canopies located against building elevations. Widths of 10000mm are easily achieved and wider still with additional design features. Popular applications include covered walkways, play area canopies and outdoor dining areas.

Motiva Mono™ Click for more info

  • Ysgol Bro Alun Playground Canopy
The 'Cantilever' is a further Motiva variant; normally Mono in design but it can be Duo, Linear or Wave. Back, front or central upright options make this particularly useful for play areas and covered walkways and also where doors or other obstructions restrict upright locations.

Motiva Cantilever™ Click for more info

  • Simon Balle All Through School Shelter
The ‘Linear’ is our monopitch (asymmetric) straight roof variant - this is where one side is higher than the other, the standard configuration for canopies located against building elevations but also used for many applications including walkways and outdoor dining areas. Widths of 10000mm are easily achieved and wider still with additional design features.

Motiva Linear™ Click for more info

  • Enclosed Canopy with Shutters
Adding shutters and side panels provides additional value giving covered space during the day and secure storage at night. Our electrically operated roller shutter doors, available up to 7500mm width can be added to any of our Motiva products and our Maxima Tepee™. Also available for other applications such as security for doors and windows.

Motiva Shutter™ Click for more info

  • St Wilfrid's High School Dining Shelter
Dining outdoors is one of life’s great pleasures and more schools and organisations are recognising the enormous positive impact that eating 'alfresco' can have on their pupils. When considering outdoor dining in the UK we must also consider shelter from the weather. Dining area canopies will create covered seating areas giving students the opportunity to take a sandwich outside and socialise with friends.

Dining Area Canopies Click for more info

  • Two Curved Roof Canopies
The ‘Duo Double™’ is normally twin units of our ‘Duo’ canopy although multiples of Duo, Mono, Linear or Wave can be used in many configurations to cover any size of area. This canopy is perfect for larger play areas or for outdoor dining in secondary schools.

Motiva Duo Double™ Click for more info

  • Burlish Park Entrance Canopy
The ‘Entro’ is the Motiva entrance canopy. This would normally be in duopitch configuration. Freestanding, wall fixed and partial wall fixed units are all possibilities. Widths of 10000mm are easily achieved and wider still with additional design features. This is the entrance canopy to make the perfect first impression when someone arrives.

Motiva Entro™ Click for more info

  • Fabric Curved Roof School Canopy
The ‘Maxima Plaza™ ’ is our widespan barrel vault fabric canopy structure typically in duopitch (symmetric) curved roof variant - this is where both sides are at the same height, the most common configuration for standalone structures. Widths of 10000mm are easily achieved and wider still with additional design features. Ideal for covered dining areas, social spaces, sporting or play areas.

Maxima Plaza™ Click for more info

  • Haileybury College Covered MUGA
The Covered MUGA™ has been developed in response to demand for covered MUGA areas for schools, universities, colleges and sports centres allowing areas to be used all-year-round relieving congested indoor areas and getting students outside even in the worst weathers. On sports leisure centres and even schools, a Covered MUGA™ can enable all-year-round use for both extra-curricula activities and also as a revenue stream.

Covered MUGA™ Click for more info

  • Overlapping Orange Shade Sail
The Sail from Maxima is an economical and eye-catching Shade Sail design to enhance any area and available in an unlimited number of shapes, configurations and colours.

Maxima Sail™ Click for more info

  • Blue Fabric Shade Sail
The StarSail™ from Maxima is a spectacular combination of a Shade Sail and Umbrella design around a centre post, a trendy new and innovative design the StarSail™ promotes a cool and breezy look.

Maxima StarSail™ Click for more info

  • The Willow School Umbrella Canopies
The Maxima Umbrella™ is a stunning commercial-grade product normally supplied with waterproof PVC fabric, this solid and beautiful design is ideal for covered seating areas and waiting areas.

Maxima Umbrella™ Click for more info

  • Yellow Fabric Tepee Canopy
Ideal as a standalone structure the Maxima Tepee™ is available in standard modular sizes from 3 metres up to a massive 15 metres and with many multiple unit possibilities. These colourful units are manufactured in galvanised and PPC steel and boast integral gutter system and waterproof, UV resistant and fire retardant fabric.

Maxima Tepee™ Click for more info

Read Our Featured College Canopies Project

Waingels College in Berkshire Add Multiple Sheltered Areas

Shelter we fitted at Waingels College

What was the project brief?

On the evaluation of their campus, Waingels College in Berkshire recognised that there was a lack of efficient shelter in the school grounds. Highly committed to providing the best experience of education to their students, they dreamed of creating an outdoor multi-purpose space with year-round protection. With the students’ wellbeing at the heart of their decisions, they decided to call in canopy experts A&S Landscape. This was to be the third time that the school had worked with us on various outdoor cover projects. This particular project required not only the design, manufacture and install of the four exterior canopies but also sourcing seating options to completely transform the courtyard area.

What was our proposed canopy solution?

Canopy we fitted at Waingels CollegeAll in all, there were four shelter solutions installed. The first type of college canopy that we decided would deliver the ideal solution for the school’s needs were curved roof canopies from the Motiva Duo™ range. Otherwise known by our more affectionate name of ‘The Duo’, we knew that for the three of these we installed, each one would provide an ample amount of room underneath for students to take full advantage of the outdoor space. An added benefit is the number of style options available. All three of these canopies were finished with a robust steel frame constructed in yellow. This complemented the brand colours of the school. While also offering complete weather protection, these canopies allowed enough space for 24 recycled plastic benches, which were sourced by A&S Landscape too.

The fourth and final perfect canopy structure of the project was from the fabric shelter range, the Maxima Umbrella ™. Made from waterproof PVC and offering maximum protection from the weather, the shelter can be used all year round. Our full range of tensile fabric canopies offers a real statement to any school environment or college grounds.

What was the result of the college canopies?

All of the outside structures have proven to be a real asset to the school. With the additional protection from the rain, and the sun during the summer months, more students are able to enjoy the fresh air outside. It has had a hugely positive impact on the students, who now have the chance to refresh prior to, and in-between attending classes. This benefits their concentration and focus levels when learning. The shelters also have a double function, they are the handy new spectating area. With the sports pitch sitting right next door, the children are able to cheer on their friends, while ensuring they have the maximum weatherproof protection.

About the client

Waingels College is a co-educational, comprehensive secondary schoolEntrance to Waingels College located in Woodley, Berkshire. The school is known for its strive for excellence. ‘Better never stops’ is the strong statement which they say is at the heart of their community.

We have now worked with this school three times, and each time we have been greeted by a friendly, helpful team who have gone above and beyond to provide us with a vast array of information to help us to work more efficiently. We were happy to work with them once again on the whole process from start to finish.

Can I see other finished examples of shelter projects?

A&S Landscape has worked with exterior canopies now for over 44 years. In that time, we have worked on countless projects, and have built up an impressive portfolio of work. Clients have included various local authorities, government bodies, NHS trusts and many businesses. We have developed close relationships across the UK. We have even worked with worldwide organisations, such as The Football Association and Team GB. To view past projects and be inspired by our wide range of work, read some of our other case studies or have a browse of our customer testimonials.

If you would like some extra reassurance, you may even like to see the quality and durability of our work in real-life. Being in the industry so long, and with an ever-growing list of satisfied clients nationwide, we will gladly provide you with a list of canopies to view in your local area. We aren’t just limited to transforming outside space in the UK either. We supply and install shelters to other countries in Europe, and further afield we can sometimes help on a supply-only basis. If you’d like to know more about this, please do give us a call on 01743 444100.

Why should you work with A&S Landscape?

It is the level of service at A&S Landscape that we carry with prideSail we fitted at Waingels College. Every unique project we embark upon, we treat with integrity, efficiency and with the utmost respect for the client’s needs and wishes. We don’t just offer the perfect solution for secondary schools either, we have designed, manufactured and installed shelters for nurseriesprimary schools and universities. Your shelter can be made to measure to the suitable size and depending on what cover you go for, you’ll have access to our full colour range.

With our level of expertise and long list of satisfied clients, we will not disappoint you with our helpful attitude and our extensive range of shelters. Why not download our interactive turn page brochure to see our full range of shade solutions? If you’d like us to help you transform your outside space, get in touch with our friendly team on 01743 444100 or at [email protected].

Shelters we fitted at Waingels College

Waingels College Before and After

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City College In Peterborough Adds Sail Structure

Canopy we installed at City College Peterborough

What was the project brief?

The staff at City College in Peterborough wanted to ensure their students felt valued every time they entered the college gates at the start of the day. Already providing a great variety of educational programmes and training courses to suit their student’s needs, the staff wanted to go one step further, by ensuring they offered a healthy and nurturing school environment. This would mean ensuring provisions were available to offer a suitable size space to relax, socialise and refresh outside.

With an unused quad area within the campus grounds just waiting to be transformed – they knew exactly how they were going to achieve this. The perfect solution would be an attractive canopy, that would not only look funky but offer weather protection at all times of the year, all the while at a sensible cost. To go ahead with this highly-anticipated project, the school called in canopy experts A&S Landscape who immediately got to work with the initial site survey and designing the courtyard shelter. With 44 years’ experience in the shelter UK (and worldwide) industry, they knew they were in good hands.

What was our canopy solution?

Fabric canopy we made for City College PeterboroughThe college had a very specific design in mind when it came to the final look of the external courtyard – and once our team had completed all the structural calculations and presented them with the proposed sail structure, the Maxima StarSail™, the whole team fell in love with it! And it’s easy to see why. The freestanding canopy measures 6m x 6m, with a yellow coloured roof, and vibrant blue steelwork, this tensile structure was immediately a focal point within the college grounds.

The tensile fabric roof comes with a whole range of style options, with size, shape and colour varieties. Here at the City College Peterborough, the staff went one step further to ensure the shelter could be used all year round, and not just as a sun canopy. This is due to the college opting for waterproof tensile PVC fabric, which offers weatherproof protection for a range of elements and conditions. The students can utilise this multi-purpose space at all times of the year, taking cover from the rain under the waterproof tensile fabric structure. City College Peterborough is not the only college to have fallen in love with sail structures, shade sails are a popular choice due to their contemporary design, have a look at this Stafford High School who also opted for tensile fabric sails.

What was the result of their new shade?

This outside structure does not just blend into the background on campus. The tensile fabric canopy, being finished in blue and yellow colours, brightens up any day, even when the weather is grey, overcast and drizzly. With the addition of street furniture, the outside space is used for a number of activities by the students, who can use the area as a social space, for studying and eating lunch.

The staff at City College Peterborough are delighted with the additional area the students now have, and the courtyard shelter really demonstrates the value they place on their student’s wellbeing and mental health. They are amazed that this has all been achieved with the addition of one freestanding canopy.

About the client

Founded in 1944, City College Peterborough has been dedicated to adult learning for 75 years. They have since expanded education in all directions and have recently extended their curriculum to offer college courses, apprenticeships, 16-19 full/part-time courses and workplace training for the Peterborough community. The college’s commitment to both the community and education has not gone unnoticed, with an award nomination for their state of the art methods embracing technology to teach during the UK lockdown and being rated good by Ofsted.

It was a real pleasure to work with the team on this project. The staff knew exactly what would benefit the area the most and was able to articulate this precisely to our site management teams. The project went from quote to order within a month, and we know that the tensile fabric canopy will last them for years to come, providing that all-important additional area for the students to take time out.

Why choose A&S Landscape for your shade sail structure?

Shelter we fitted at City College PeterboroughWith an extensive range of tensile fabric canopies on offer, A&S Landscape are experts when it comes to their design, manufacture and installation. Within this group of versatile canopies, sits the shade sails – adding character, dimension and colour to any area they are placed. With a tensile fabric sail addition, you really do have the ability to transform an area into an iconic statement.

The Design

Highly durable products, these sail structures are built to last with one the longest guarantees available on the market. The shade cloth used is strong and stable, and offers the perfect sun shade with 90-98% UV protection and reduces light transmission, even during the hottest summer months. There is also the option to upgrade the shade cloth, as City College Peterborough did, to a waterproof tensile PVC fabric increasing its usage to the winter months, and the already-vast lifespan.

Their versatility doesn’t stop there, with the design open to several variations, from the simple four post fabric structures to the bold Maxima StarSail™. If you’re creating a covered outdoor play space for a nursery, you can even add post protection pads. As a freestanding canopy, their flexible nature means they fit almost any environment.

Installation and Service

It’s not just durable products that we offer here at A&S Landscape, we also offer our expertise and knowledge throughout the entire process from concept to completion. We offer a full site survey, CAD drawings and project management. We are also happy to talk you through the canopies that offer you the most ideal solution, all at a sensible cost. We undertake each project with thoughtful planning, and with our extensive experience, we understand all the technicalities which are important for your project to be a success.

Why choose A&S Landscape?

As a family-led business, we are dedicated to providing a friendly, reliable and efficient service, and this has seen us create amazing working relationships with local authorities, educational bodies and NHS trusts across the UK. And don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients have had to say about us.

If you’d like to know more about a waterproof tensile fabric structure, a freestanding canopy, or any other shelter, please get in touch with our friendly team on 01743 444100 or at [email protected].

Shade sail we designed for City College Peterborough

City College Peterborough Before and After

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