Stockport Academy in Cheadle Heath is a school that operates under the national organisation, United Learning. With a school community that constantly strives to be the best, and that aims to offer opportunities for learning new skills, both in the classroom and beyond, having facilities on campus to support this is a priority for them.
Stockport Academy recognises that one way to underpin their overall aims and objectives is to provide an environment for their pupils that makes the absolute best of their facilities. They approached A&S Landscape with a brief to devise a design that would give them a waterproof awning within the grounds of the campus.
In exploration with the academy’s management, the A&S Landscape design team created a vision for two 8 metre by 8 metre Maxima Umbrella™ canopies. This provided the school with a substantial sheltered resource, beneath which they then placed seating. The additional benefit of tensile canopy systems of this nature is that they can be used in combination to create an eye-catching and extremely practical design.
Sitting at the heart of the local community, the benefit of this installation extends beyond the school itself. Stockport Academy facilities are available to hire by local community groups, and the addition of the umbrella canopies means that they too, can gain from the installation.
Working alongside an authorised reseller our team created three triangle sails for St Peter’s CE Primary School Swinton, Manchester. The full contract involved one 7000mm X 7000mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sail structure comprising of three triangle sails on five uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.
You see, whilst our playground canopies for schools are effective when it comes to adding additional learning and play zones to any campus, they’re also wide open. What if you want something more flexible? Well, we have that covered too! When this Stockport School got in touch they were looking for just that, an attractive outdoor school canopy but with the option to transform it with side panels and a robust roller shutter door.
Utilising a Motiva Linear™ Monopitch Canopy, Dial Park School also benefitted from the addition of side panels. The whole structure was completed with bright, energetic yellow steelwork with opal roofing, green guttering and finally, just to complete the playful colour scheme, a red roller shutter door. The result is the ultimate flexible space. Left open, this space becomes light, airy with huge amounts of natural light but with the roller shutter door down, this area is secure and makes a perfect place for storage if needed.
Flexible space is not so hard to come by. You can have an open outdoor space and with the addition of side panels and roller shutter doors, you can enclose that space completely. Meaning you can use this for robust, secure, storage space or else just a play area that you want to make safe each night.
To find out more about the varied options for installation, get in touch and speak to one of our design team who can help you design the space you really need. And for inspiration, have a look at our gallery here.
In combination with our trade partner our team created a playground umbrella at Bridgewater Primary School Bridgewater Street, Little Hulton, Manchester. The full contract involved the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 6000mm X 6000mm.
The perfection solution, we felt, was a Cantilever canopy from our Motiva range. The Cantilever canopy benefits from having the posts close to the wall, the steelwork was in blue (RAL 5002), which matched beautifully the windows, doors and fencing, to create a really smart coordinated area. The polycarbonate roof covering completed the installation and came in opal colour.
Everyone was pleased to see the transformation of the entrance area. The staff have told us that the children use it every day, which exactly what we wanted to hear. We are delighted to have helped Warren Wood Primary School make this lovely addition to their campus and we have plenty more ideas up our sleeves when they think of another area which needs a canopy or shelter.
A&S Landscape can help you with inspiration and design expertise if you think your setting might benefit from something similar. Please get in touch. From Shade Sails, Umbrellas and Tepees, to straight or curved roof steel canopies, A&S Landscape have a range which is sure to offer you something special. Feel free to look through our gallery, which has more than 1500 images to inspire you or contact us for more details.
One straight roof canopy was installed on the campus, measuring a total of 11000mm X 9000mm. The Mid Blue steelwork of the Motiva Linear™ works perfectly with the surrounding buildings, adding a splash of colour. The Opal polycarbonate roofing provides essential protection against harmful UV rays too. Saddleworth School also chose to install a Maxima Umbrella™ fabric canopy, to offer even more seating options. The white steelwork post contrasts well against the Victoria Blue fabric picked for the umbrella.
Thanks to the two new canopies, lunchtimes are much improved at the school. The queues in the dining hall have been reduced and there are more seating options for the students. This has meant that the school has been able to reduce the lunch break time, improving the overall school day experience.
A&S Landscape has provided many schools with dining area canopies, helping to reduce queues and pressure on the facilities. With curved, fabric and straight roof designs, there is a product to suit every requirement. Call our friendly team today on 01743 444100.
Our Lady’s RC High School came to A&S Landscape, who are specialists in school canopies. We were delighted to work with them to look at all the available options. We decided on a large canopy from our Motiva range. The Motiva Duo™ canopy was built to a size of 12000mm x 8000mm. We added side panels to the canopy to create a more enclosed area.
The children now have a lovely, large, enclosed and purpose-built dining canopy at their school. No more rushing in the dining hall or wondering where to sit and eat their sandwiches. The children have more options to socialise at lunchtime and it will encourage better eating habits. After all, children will learn better if they are well fed. The area looks very smart too, a really lovely addition to a really lovely school. We were glad to hear that the project went well and that the children like their new school dining canopy. “Very impressed all round and more importantly the kids love it!”
From Shade Sails, Umbrellas and Tepees, to straight or curved roof steel canopies, A&S Landscape have a range which is sure to offer you something special. We can help you from the beginning planning stages, right through to installation. Feel free to look through our gallery, which has more than 1500 images to inspire you.
We used our Motiva Duo™ to create a striking dining shelter in the play area at St. Cuthbert’s RC High School. Measuring 16600mm x 7000mm, this dining shelter was finished in grey (7012) paintwork with matching Alu-Tuff™ box profile guttering in Dura-Coat™ finish. But to really complete this shelter we added electrically operated roller shutter doors which give this dining shelter an added layer of security. With the rest of the shelter finished with glazed panels this space feels open whilst having the ability to be closed completely.
The result is a little alfresco dining at St Cuthbert’s RC High School. With the added benefit of a secure space that can be locked down when not in use whilst providing high-quality protection from the elements all year round. You can find out more about our Motiva Duo™ here by looking at a range of finished projects. If this gives you a few ideas then our design team are just a call away to help you plan your own outdoor dining paradise!
Sale High School needed a solution for their congested dining hall. The staff identified a used decking area and decided to install a dining shelter in the space instead. School canopy experts A&S Landscape was asked to handle the entire project, which included removing the decking and laying a new tarmac surface.
Our design team proposed that we install a curved roof Motiva Duo™ shelter at the school. Finished with Ultramarine Blue coloured steelwork and an Opal polycarbonate roof, the completed canopy has been the perfect addition to the area. The students can now enjoy their lunch breaks outside in an alfresco environment, which will have many benefits for their mental health and wellbeing. The space can also be used during lessons, as an alternative learning environment.
More and more secondary schools and colleges are choosing to install a dining area canopy to create more seating options during lunchtimes. As student numbers are continuously rising and budgets limited, this is a cost-effective option as canopies don’t typically require planning permission. Our expert team will be able to advise you further, and ensure you pick the best design for your needs.
A large curved roof canopy was installed on the college campus, measuring 18000mm X 7000mm. The Motiva Duo™ shelter features Slate Grey steelwork which works perfectly with the surrounding buildings. The Opal polycarbonate roofing also blocks harmful UV rays while allowing some sunlight through.
The new dining area canopy has been a huge success at the college. Now the students can choose to sit outside under the shelter, and even purchase food from the adjoining ‘food pod’. This has relieved pressure from the existing dining hall, and everyone can now get their lunch quickly and easily. Providing students with a sheltered outside space can have many great benefits and we’re glad that so many schools are recognising the need for this.
A dining area canopy can be a cost-effective method of increasing the seating capacity of a school. A&S Landscape can help you every step of the way to ensure you get the best product from our choice of covered options. Give our friendly team a call today on 01743 444100.
A&S Landscape was very pleased to help out with a solution. Having worked with schools for over 40 years, they knew that a simple, stylish canopy across three entrances, could banish these problems for good. They installed a Motiva Linear™ straight polycarbonate roof canopy at 4000mm x 3400mm, with grey steelwork and opal roofing. This included Alu-Tuff™ (aluminium box profile guttering) and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
The result is dry students, teachers and visitors. No more dashing through doorways with soggy books. In addition, the school campus has a smart new addition which will remain for many years to come. We are proud to have worked with so many schools and each and every project is completely different. What we do hope is the same, is that clients are happy and will continue to recommend us to their friends!
Click here to see nearly 1500 images in our gallery, which show the wide range of canopy, shelter and cycle store projects that we have completed for our clients. If you would like to discuss any requirements, please contact us and call a member of the team on 01743 444100.
Our engineers built a waterproof sail structure for Heathfield Primary School Henniker Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester. The contract included the supply and installation of one Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of one sail on four uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.
Often going outdoors has a simple issue, rain. Now it’s not a big issue but it does mean that after a series of studies in the past five years we know that children between 11 and 15 years old spend up to 85% of their time inside. Which means they’re missing out on all of that natural light, fresh air and the benefits that go with it.
So when St Thomas More RC College in Denton, Manchester got in touch with A&S we knew we’d be able to help by installing an outdoor shelter so the pupils could enjoy socialising with friends and eating their lunch in the fresh Manchester air, which might not be as fresh as the air on top of Mount Everest but we’re told it’s basically the same stuff.
The Motiva Linear monopitch straight roof canopy fitted the bill perfectly. Working with their building contractors we designed this canopy with grey RAL 7000 steelwork and a clear roof to make the most of the light into the area, ensuring that any time those students spent time outdoors they’re getting a flood of Vitamin D. Working to the school’s tight deadlines was no problem and we completed the project in just 3 days.
With an outdoor dining shelter installed, the students at St. Thomas More RC College in Denton are able to spend more time outside throughout the whole year, reaping the incredible benefits of time spent outdoors whilst offering the whole school an additional space to socialise.
We can install a Motiva Linear outdoor shelter for schools at almost any size and spend a lot of time making sure we get to know exactly what you want from your new space. Take a look at the full range of shelters here. Please see our product gallery for more images of similar projects for schools.
So when Oswald Road Primary School got in touch, looking for a new colourful outdoor shelter, we knew we had exactly what they needed.
Working alongside the North West’s leading landscape firm, Country Landscape, we provided this Motiva Duo™ Duopitch Canopy in a bright, professional red (RAL 3002) steelwork with opal polycarbonate roofing that not only keeps students dry in the less generous British weather but also provides much-needed shade from direct sunlight.
The result is a bright and colourful canopy that offers outdoor, year-round, all-weather space, which can also be used as a learning enviornment. Complementing the rest of the school design beautifully it also offers an attractive addition to the school’s silhouette, giving a strong, bold and attractive feel to an already modern space.
To find out more about our full Motiva range, take a look and browse a gallery of completed projects here. If you feel inspired and are ready to take the next step then our dedicated design team will work with you to find a solution, including working on high quality, photorealistic representations of any of our products in-situ, so you can be confident you know exactly what you’re getting.
We made a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for Holy Cross And All Saints Primary School Trafford Road, Barton, Greater Manchester. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 11660mm X 2000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
A&S Landscape has a wide range of school canopy solutions, from fabric canopies to steel and polycarbonate canopies. The Motiva Linear™ was chosen as the best design for this project. With grey steelwork and clear polycarbonate roofing, the entrance canopies let in plenty of light, whilst providing shelter. They ranged in size from 4500mm x 5100mm to 5390mm x 3000mm. All canopies benefited from aluminium gutters and downpipes, in matching grey. These ensured that rainwater was effectively managed so that the canopies would stand the test of time.
The result is a very smart building, finished with matching entrance canopies. All doorways are nicely framed and visitors and children alike have shelter from the elements. The children at Swinton kids are rightly very proud of their new nursery. With such effort put into the outdoor space, imagine what thought and effort go into stimulating and educating the children in their care! A great project, for a great establishment. Thank you Swinton Kids.
A&S Landscape has a wide range of products for you to review. All the different designs make sure that you will be able to find something to meet your needs. Review our gallery which has over 1500 images, it is a great place to get some inspiration for your project.
Two straight roof canopies, from the Motiva product range, were installed at the college campus. Both canopies measured 7000mm X 3000mm, providing enough space for plenty of students to shelter underneath. The Cheadle College choose modern grey coloured steelwork, which works perfectly with the surrounding buildings. The Opal polycarbonate roofing blocks harmful UV rays while allowing some sunlight through.
The new Motiva Linear™ canopies have been a huge success with everyone at the college. During break and lunchtimes, the students can enjoy some fresh air while they socialise and relax. This will help them refresh ahead of their next lessons, leaving them ready to learn. The canopies can also be used when the students are waiting to enter their classroom. No matter the weather, they will no longer be exposed to the conditions.
A&S Landscape can help you through every stage of your project to ensure you get the best results, thanks to our broad knowledge. Why not take a look at our gallery or recent projects to get more inspiration? Or call our friendly team on 01743 444100.
We produced a DryMuga canopy and hall canopy in Rumworth School Bolton, Greater Manchester. The contract included one Motiva™ DryMuga™ duopitch straight roof canopy measuring 25000mm X 17000mm (425sqm) and the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 19890mm X 4000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
A&S Landscape has a wide range of canopies and more than 40 years’ experience of fitting them at schools across the UK. We are familiar with the requirements, constraints and considerations that schools face when making such a large purchasing decision and we are always delighted to help. The canopy which St John’s chose was the Motiva Cantilever™ canopy. This is a steel and polycarbonate canopy and they selected Marine Blue (RAL 5002) for the steelwork and an opal roof.
The school canopy is a good size at 7000mm x 3000mm and it offers a large area for people to shelter. The parents, staff, children and visitors are all pleased with the new canopy. It is keeping people cool and dry all year round. School said “Great, it is being used for shade at the moment and parents stand under it in the rain if they are waiting for the children. It works perfectly as it is cantilevered because there aren’t posts in the playground.” You can see over 1,000 photos of our projects in our gallery for some inspiration.
We constructed a canopy for Crossacres Primary Academy Wythenshawe, Manchester, Greater Manchester. The contract included the supply and installation of one Maxima™ shade cloth fabric sail including for all fixtures and fittings.
Oldham 6th Form College Arts Department and Duncan Lawton Building project is now augmented by our Maxima structures. Work is now well underway at The Sixth Form College where a reputable firm of Project Managers specified our Maxima Umbrella™ and Tepee products. The work comprises of two steel frame extensions to the Art Department and Duncan Lawton Buildings, with glazed curtain walling, and cladding as well as internal re-modelling and alterations services. Externally all tarmacadam surfaces are to be replaced with block paving and surface drainage and 2 covered areas provided.
These outdoor canopies will provide welcome shade from the sunshine in the summer and shelter from the wet weather in the winter. The students might choose to dine under the canopies or just take a welcome break and breath of fresh air between lessons. The canopies not only look smart but they will encourage staff, students and visitors alike to enjoy the outdoors more often.
Working closely with St. Gilbert’s we installed a Motiva Linear™ at a size of 8000mm x 3600mm in green steelwork (RAL 6005) with matching Alu-Tuff™ box profile guttering in Dura-Coat™ finish. Whilst this provided the shelter, a Motiva Linear™ remains open until you add some walls! We added Roller Shutter doors to the front of the shelter that means St. Gilbert’s have a robust storage area that allows them to securely lock up play equipment at night.
The result is a smart, secure and attractive space for children to play and learn. The addition of roller shutter doors means their equipment is safe and the shelter itself allows play throughout the year. But more than this, the shelter we provided is no longer an A&S Landscape shelter, it has taken on a more personal identity as the home for St. Gilbert’s and its students.
We provide the shelter, you turn it into something amazing and if you want that ‘amazing’ to be secure then we have options that allow you to add roller shutter doors to your canopy that will make sure your equipment is totally safe! You can find out more about our roller shutter doors here and view a gallery of our finished projects.
What was the problem?
The students at Dean Trust Ardwick enjoyed spending time during their breaks and lunches outside. However, when the weather conditions were poor, they were forced to stay inside the buildings, leaving the outdoor space unused. A&S Landscape was contacted to create an ideal shelter solution, which met all of the school’s requirements.
What was our solution?
We installed two straight roof canopies outside one of the school’s buildings. The Motiva Linear structures both feature Anthracite Grey steelwork, which gives the shelters a modern look. Opal polycarbonate sheeting was used on the canopies, providing protection from harmful UV rays. This would allow the students to continue spending time outside during the summer, safe from the sun.
What was the result?
Both the staff and students at Dean Trust Ardwick are thrilled with the new shelters. Already the covered areas have become a very popular place during break times, especially when the conditions outside are poor. The versatile space is used to socialise with friends, eat lunch and study in a relaxed, alternative environment.
“We were happy with A&S Landscape throughout the project. The installation team worked in some appalling weather, but they just cracked on.”
– Dean Trust Ardwick
A little bit about the client…
Dean Trust Ardwick is part of a group of high-performing schools within the Dean Trust. The school first opened in 2015 and now takes in pupils from Year 7 to 11 in the local Manchester area. The team prides themselves on the first-class education they provide, which is clear to see from everyone’s passion and enthusiasm.
It was a privilege to work with the team at Dean Trust Ardwick, including the Headteacher Ms Suzanne Finlay. It’s great this school has also recognised the true importance of providing a covered outside space which can be used all-year-round.
Why should secondary schools invest in a canopy?
Our range of canopies, shade sails and shelters suit a variety of applications and are manufactured to a high-standard so you can enjoy them for many years to come.
Senior school canopies can provide walkway shelters between classrooms and buildings, protecting students and staff from the weather. All-weather sports pitches can also be created from a shelter, allowing sports teams to play and practice throughout the school year. Standalone outdoor dining areas have also proven to be a cost-effective solution to rising intake figures at many schools already. There are also many proven benefits to eating alfresco too.
How else can our canopies be used by businesses?
We don’t just work with schools, we’ve also installed canopies at a range of companies and industries. We designed a bespoke shelter for the Archery GB team, providing a covered area they could practise from throughout through every season.
As well as sporting facilities, we’ve worked with many restaurants, cafes and hotels helping them get more use out of their outside space. Like these fabric umbrella canopies we installed at The Railway Inn in Swansea, or this shade sail we added at the newly refurbished Carden Park Hotel and Spa in Cheshire.
How A&S Landscape can work with you
We have over 44 years of experience in working with secondary schools across the nation, so we have the broad knowledge to make your project a success. Senior school canopies need to be long-lasting, often being used for outdoor dining areas, waiting shelters, meet and greet canopies, seating canopies and more.
A&S Landscape works with schools to transform areas of their ground all over the country. Our products are robust and stylish and come in many designs to ensure you can choose something to suit your situation. Our Motiva range offers steel and polycarbonate canopies and our Maxima range offers steel and fabric shades.
Why not get in touch with us today and see how we can help with your project? Email [email protected] with your requirements or call us on 01743 444100.
By installing an attractive, yet functional outdoor playground canopy we take space that was unusable for much of the year and make it available again, no matter what the weather. So, when Horwich Parish C of E Primary School called A&S Landscape looking for a little alchemy we assured them they were in exactly the right place.
We installed a Motiva Linear™ monopitch straight roof canopy to a size of 10115mm x 3750mm. Finished in a brown steelwork (RAL 8014), to blend with the natural surroundings, we also included Alu-Tuff™ box profile guttering in matching Dura-Coat™ paintwork. The finished canopy looks great, forming part of a new terraced area at the back of a classroom.
Space that was previously unused has now been brought back into the action with the addition of this smart outdoor classroom shelter. Providing an additional learning space it also helps connect the building with its natural surroundings and offers weather protection that means play can continue however hard the rain falls. If you’re looking to turn unused space into an additional outdoor learning space then A&S Landscape has a whole host of options for you to look at. Take a look at our gallery to see more examples of successful projects and contact us for more information.
Our Maxima range includes the Maxima Shade Sail, which we installed at 5400mm x 5200mm in Brunswick Green shade cloth. With posts arranged so that there was minimal intrusion into the seating area, the new structure looks smart and clean and will offer shade to customers for many years to come. The result is a modern, sleek looking dining area, which provides welcome shade from UV rays on the hotter days of the year. McDonald’s have many outdoor seating areas and we think that this one looks particularly welcoming. Who wouldn’t want a smart shade sail under which to enjoy your food!
A&S Landscape can help you with inspiration and design expertise if you think your setting might benefit from something similar. Please get in touch. A&S Landscape is here to discuss the options if you would like to add some space to your campus. From Shade Sails, Umbrellas and Tepees, to straight or curved roof steel canopies, A&S Landscape has a range which is sure to offer you something special. Feel free to look through our gallery, which has more than 1500 images to inspire you.
Our Maxima range includes the striking Maxima Umbrella™ and it was decided to add two 5000mm x 5000mm structures in a lovely Lemon shade with green (RAL 6032) steelwork to the outdoor play area. They added a lovely area of shade and shelter for the children to enjoy whatever the weather.
The children at Westmorland School have a range of additional needs and sometimes the need to have some quiet time or time outside the classroom is particularly important in this setting. An outdoor area with a number of distinct areas and shade and shelter to go to has meant that more options are available to the staff and pupils at this school.
A&S Landscape can help you with inspiration and design expertise if you think your setting might benefit from something similar. Please get in touch. From Shade Sails, Umbrellas and Tepees, to straight or curved roof steel canopies, A&S Landscape have a range which is sure to offer you something special. Feel free to look through our gallery, which has more than 1500 images to inspire you.
There are many design options and considerations at the beginning of the process and we were only too happy to help Wright Robinson Sports College navigate through the mass of information which is available. The product which was best suited to their needs was the Maxima Tepee™ canopy. This canopy has a steel frame and fabric roof, which in this instance was waterproof PVC. This ensures that it offers protection from the sun as well as the rain. Two tepees were installed at 6000mm x 6000mm each. The colours chosen were Grey (RAL 7037) steelwork and Red (RAL 3000) fabric.
The resulting canopies are branded with the school colours of Wright Robinson Sports College and they look fantastic. Each one is large enough to offer new outdoor spaces for the children to enjoy. Protection from UV rays is very important as is the opportunity to enjoy some fresh air, even when the weather is wet. We are really pleased with how the tepees add to the campus at Wright Robinson Sports College.
A&S Landscape has an extensive range of canopies. In our gallery, you will see more than 1,000 photos of our previously completed projects. If you would like some inspiration, take a look.
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