Covered Walkway at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Huddersfield
Posted on 24/03/2020
Mount Pleasant Primary School was being completely rebuilt and replaced by a brand-new school building. The new plans included creating sheltered areas outside, alongside the buildings. This would allow the pupils to enjoy their new playground throughout the year and protect the staff and pupils from the weather as they moved around the site.
What was the project?
To install multiple straight roof canopies at the new site of Mount Pleasant Primary School in Huddersfield.
What product did we use?
Our popular Motiva Linear was used at this job. This straight roof canopy variant is the standard configuration for when canopies are built against buildings. This design is used for a range of applications, including outdoor dining areas and playground shelters.
What was the problem?
Mount Pleasant Primary School in Huddersfield were lucky enough to be moving into a new purpose-built building. The school knew they wanted to add canopies to the site, so the pupils could spend more time outside even when the weather was poor.
What was our solution?
Two straight roof canopies were installed during the building works by A&S Landscape. Both of the Motiva Linear shelters feature Anthracite Grey steelwork, which gives the structures a sleek and modern look. Opal polycarbonate sheets were used on each of the canopies too, offering protection from UV rays. The structures run alongside the school buildings, covering a long section of the playground.
What was the result?
The covered walkways are the perfect finishing touch to the new school campus. The pupils and staff can move easily around the site, protected from the elements. During playtimes the outside facilities can be used too, allowing the children to let off steam and relax before their next lessons. Teachers could also take their classes outside as an alternative learning environment.
Feedback / testimonial
“Very happy, it is being used well. It is a great investment and the early years children do a lot of outdoor teaching now!”
- Primary School Teacher, Mount Pleasant Primary School
A little bit about the client…
Mount Pleasant Primary School in Huddersfield moved into their state-of-the-art site in September 2018 and describes it as one of the most exciting times in its history. We were thrilled to play a part in their journey and get to contribute to their truly impressive campus.
The team, including the Headteacher Mrs Naeem Nazir, were ideal to partner with. It was clear to us how enthusiastic and passionate they all were about ensuring their new school met its full potential. We were glad to see that the staff recognised the importance of providing a sheltered space outside.
What is a straight roof canopy?
A straight roof canopy is our monopitch straight roof design variant. This means that one side of the roof is higher than the other. Our steelwork can be finished in any RAL colour to suit your logo and branding. There is also a range of polycarbonate sheets, with many schools opting for a multicoloured pattern.
Why should primary schools install canopies?
Our versatile canopies suit a vast range of applications and can enrich primary school pupil’s learning experience in many ways. Why not add an outdoor amphitheatre with a curved roof canopy? Or increase the playground’s functionality with a shade sail? You can also create outdoor classrooms with our enclosed canopies. We also have the capability to offer bespoke solutions, diverging from our regular designs to accommodate your specific preferences.
Providing an area for pupils to learn and play in all-year-round is required by Ofsted and crucial to young children’s development. Our polycarbonate and steel canopies can be left up throughout the year, and provide protection from rain, sun and snow. Many of our fabric designs can also be made with a waterproof PVC material too.
We’ve worked with hundreds of primary schools across the UK, installing shelters, shade sails and canopies. Read some of our featured testimonials to find out how our products have transformed their outside space.
How A&S Landscape can help you
With over 40 years of experience, our team of experts has the knowledge to help make your project a success. From the initial design concepts to the final sign off, we can guide you through every step of the way. If required, we can also assist you through any planning permission applications too.
We don’t just work with schools either, we’ve built strong relationships within the hospitality, healthcare and commercial sectors. We’ve worked with the NHS, FA, Team GB and many Local Authorities to supply a range of shade solutions. It’s our efficiency, reliability and integrity which helps us earn such a great reputation. We’d love to add you to our ever-growing list of happy clients.
Why not start your project today? Send an email to [email protected] or call 01743 444100.