Canopies for Colleges and Universities
Robust, functional and great looking canopies suited to the needs of Colleges and Universities
“Pricewise, A&S Landscape was the best. They seemed to bend over backwards to meet our needs.”
Site Manager, Poynton High School
“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
“We worked with A&S Landscape closely until we had a gorgeous finished project. Their staff were very helpful.”
Premises Manager, Haileybury College
Wright Robinson College
Blackpool Aspire College
Cirencester 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.
City 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.
Outdoor 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 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.
Peele 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
All 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.
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.
Waingels College is a co-educational, comprehensive secondary school 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.
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.
It is the level of service at A&S Landscape that we carry with pride. 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 nurseries, primary 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].
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
With 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.
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.
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].
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