Dry access and defined routes between buildings with a covered walkway
“I had no hesitation going back to A&S for another canopy, because I knew I was going to get value for money.”
Business Manager, Our Lady’s RC High School
“Excellent service, everything was on time and the efficient team have done a great job done!”
Local Authority, St Lawrence Primary School
“A&S Landscape was very competitive. We chose them based on the time they had invested before we ordered.”
Estates Manager, Tewkesbury School
Mount Pleasant Primary School in Huddersfield were over the moon with their brand-new state-of-the-art building and really wanted the children to be able to enjoy the grounds come rain or shine. Recognising the need for some outside shelter, they engaged with A&S Landscape who suggested installing two covered walkways that would complement the building whilst also giving the children somewhere to play. This would also allow the teachers to undertake lessons outside and provide some much-needed additional storage space that was protected from the elements. In keeping with the schools modern and fresh new look, they chose the Motiva Linear design in a smart Anthracite Grey. The children and teachers alike were delighted with the canopies, they can now walk between buildings without getting wet and also keep cool in the height of summer. Read more about the straight roof canopies we installed at Mount Pleasant Primary School.
St Nicholas Church of England Primary School in Somerset didn’t just want a covered walkway to allow the children and staff to move freely around the school, they wanted a bright and fun design that would really bring their outside area to life. They contacted the team at A&S Landscape who suggested using coloured polycarbonate in the roof to create a sheltered area that would offer maximum protection from the rain but also look magical when the sun shone through it, casting coloured light onto the ground beneath it. The school were so excited by this idea that they also decided to add a second play area canopy in the same matching colours. The transformation is astonishing, the canopies have really enhanced the school day for the children who marvel at the pretty colours whilst being able to enjoy outside play all year round. Click here to see more about the stunning, colourful canopies we installed at St Nicholas C of E Primary School.
The students at Dowdales School in Cumbria were tired of arriving at lessons with soggy books and having to take their breaks indoors when it was wet and dreary outside. The staff decided that a covered walkway would be a cost-effective solution that would make a real difference to the school. Keen to ensure that the canopy looked sleek and contemporary, they opted for a curved roof canopy in a subtle Squirrel Grey colour. The students can now walk freely between buildings and the addition of some picnic tables have also resulted in the option for alfresco dining, which will have many benefits for the children. The school are delighted by the canopy’s versatility, the books are dry, and the students love having a sheltered space where they can socialise and enjoy the fresh air. Read more about the curved roof shelter we installed at Dowdales School.
Running between buildings to dodge a rain shower is not much fun. Barr View Primary & Nursery Academy in Birmingham decided that the best way to tackle this was to investigate the feasibility of a covered walkway linking several buildings to ensure maximum shelter. They contacted A&S Landscape who were excited by the brief they were given and proposed an eye-catching and funky wave design that would make the outside of the school look fun and welcoming while also keeping the children dry. The school loved the design and decided to opt for the bright and colourful Traffic Red for the frame with an Opal polycarbonate roof to offer enhanced UV protection. The result is absolutely amazing, this stunning walkway adds a pop of colour to even the greyest of winter days. Learn more about the wave roof walkway we installed at Barr View Primary & Nursery Academy.
The Headteacher of St Giles C of E Primary School in Shropshire wanted a covered walkway canopy that could also double up as a sheltered play area to keep the children dry when walking between classrooms and also give them somewhere undercover to chat to their friends, play games and listen to the birds singing in the trees. The school thought it would be lovely to have the canopy in the exact same purple as the school colours and gave the team at A&S Landscape one of their school jumpers to ensure a perfect match! The canopy has made such a difference to school life, the children are proud that their canopy matches the colour of the jumpers they put on each morning and the staff are over the moon that they can keep dry even on the wettest of days. Read more about this striking curved roof canopy we installed at St Giles C of E Primary School.
Winstanley College in Wigan engaged with a leading UK contractor to create a purpose-built resource centre and were keen to keep the access to it dry and easily accessible. A&S Landscape were delighted to be approached to design, manufacture and install a bespoke tensile fabric covered walkway that would offer shelter from the elements while creating a breezy, contemporary look. The design team were excited by the brief and the project was a joy to be a part of. The finished structure is phenomenal. The crisp and clean white sail sweeping high into the sky whilst protecting the students and staff as they walk between the buildings. Click here to see more about our bespoke covered walkway we created for Winstanley College.
Aldersley High School in Wolverhampton wanted to reinvent an outdoor area within their campus. They wanted to transform the overall appearance of the square-shaped patio (known as ‘the quad’) from a neglected area without purpose, to one that was useful to the students all year round. The area lacked adequate shelter and shade, and the school knew that a splash of colour would make the space more attractive.
Their second requirement was the need to link together the canopies to create a covered walkway across the patio. This was to be complemented by an additional wall-mounted covered walkway that would offer protection for a defined route alongside one of the existing buildings. This was a big investment for the school, and they wanted to ensure that they were led with expert advice.
That’s when A&S Landscape were introduced to the project. From the full design, to the quality guarantee of the final product, A&S Landscape could offer help at every stage of the process. With excellent knowledge of made to measure shelters and excellent covered walkway expertise, they were able to assist Wolverhampton City Council with the design process and the builder with the installation. This project required efficient coordination and communication between the various teams.
Whenever we are tasked with the reinvention of a former unloved area, we look into all options available to us and our clients. On this occasion, after detailed drawings were prepared at the design stage for the school’s perusal, four shade sails from the Maxima StarSail™ range were chosen to meet the school’s exact requirements. In the colours of Boulder, Poppy, Concrete and Raspberry, these canopies are a fantastic addition to the school. They create a modern look and do exactly as they say on the tin, provide good-quality, functional cover all year round. They were installed intentionally along the courtyard, so students were able to cross from one side to the other with complete protection from the weather.
The fifth canopy installed was from our Motiva Linear™ range, built with a steel framework and a polycarbonate roof. The linear roof allows for rainwater to run off due to its asymmetric shape. Again, this was a statement shelter, with the school choosing a spectacular combination of grey steelwork and opal roofing. The design flexibility of these canopies mean they can be installed almost anywhere and have a vast span of dimension options. This makes them an excellent asset for walkways, which are sometimes freestanding or wall-mounted.
The five shelters play an important part in the comfortable transition between school buildings. The covered link ensures that all visitors, students and staff members are able to move about even during times of inclement weather. Previous to the installation of the canopies, there was a paramount importance for a covered walkway to provide this protection, and the shelters installed by A&S Landscape perfectly fulfil this role.
Not only have the fabric shade sail canopies created a clearly defined route across the courtyard, the children are using the previously neglected area of ‘the quad’ as a place to hang out and socialise with their friends. The multi-purpose use of these shelters is fantastic. With the quality assurance they received from us and the fluidity of the whole process, the school are wonderfully pleased with the shelters too. They now feel that can offer the best experience for the children they educate.
Aldersley High School in Wolverhampton, the West Midlands, is a school academy offering education for students aged between 11-18. Reinforced by their bright choice of colours for the canopies, they describe themselves as a vibrant and innovative school, and it was a pleasure to work with them on the impressive covered walkway for the ‘quad.’ They were informative and communicative with our design and install team throughout, and we enjoyed very much working with them.
When you are looking to transform school properties, or other educational facilities such as a primary school, college or university, it must be a worthy investment. The canopy must have the needs of the children at the forefront, while also being cost-effective. When you are looking to invest in your business, the benefits need to reaped by your customers, so why are covered walkways an excellent investment?
Protection from the elements
Remaining in wet clothes for significant periods of time can be highly uncomfortable. If you’ve popped to your local garden centre for the day and want to have a browse, walking about with wet socks isn’t highly enjoyable. The same is true for pupils moving between buildings to get to their next class, often books and equipment can get damaged by the wind and rain.
Protect inside areas
Carpets are prone to deteriorating much more quickly when they are subject to being trampled on by wet feet. If you’ve just added a brand-new carpet to the floor of your restaurant, covered linkways could save you money in the long run.
They add style
A&S Landscape offer a wide range of stylish covered walkways for you to choose from. They can be designed with a curved roof, with side panels or left completely to your imagination with one of our bespoke solutions. With the correct design and assistance from us, we can guarantee that you will be satisfied with your covered walkway investment.
The basic rule we follow is to listen to the needs of our customers. We have designed, manufactured and installed canopies in school establishments across the UK for 44 years. Since 1976, we have developed a breadth of knowledge and offer the industry’s leading quality guarantee.
Our complete range of canopies is completely unique to others on the market, and many can be adapted to fit with existing outdoor fittings. Covered areas allow for open space to become socially-active areas, and offer a cost-effective solution.
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