Stoke High School, an Ipswich-based school on the east side of the River Orwell, was keen to create additional outside space offering shelter to their pupils during break times and throughout the course of the school day. Their intention was to utilise the space earmarked for the project in the most efficient way, whilst ensuring that the end result offered the maximum amount of shelter.
A&S Landscape proposed the installation of two matching canopies. Whilst this created two separate areas of shelter, the positioning of the canopies meant that they were close enough together to be a cohesive pairing. The perfect design solution for a project such as this is the Motiva Linear™ product range. Offering robust steel supports and low maintenance roofing, this canopy cover created a practical option that also looks great.
The resulting canopies measured 10 metres by 5 metres and 4 metres by 4 metres. In finishing off the design, Stoke High School selected a steel shelter frame in Gentian Blue (RAL 5010) and an Opal polycarbonate roof. Stoke High School design demonstrates the flexibility that a steel canopy can bring to a commercial school project. The results deliver not only on value for money but also on value-added.
Two fabric umbrella canopies were installed in the playground, both measuring 5000mm X 5000mm. The Dark Green fabric helps the Maxima Umbrellas™ blend into the surroundings and contrasts well with the Slate Grey steelwork. The Bridge Primary School also chose to add green post pads to the canopies for extra protection.
The pupils can now play outside in the lovely playground all-year-round. Whether it is sunny and hot, or cold and rainy, the two umbrellas will provide cover for the children. The teachers can also hold lessons outside, without having to worry about the weather. This alternative learning environment will help to engage the class.
A&S Landscape offers a range of fabric canopies, including our Tepee, StarSail and Sail designs. These products can be used to create shaded areas, which can be used throughout the year. Take a look at our gallery for more inspiration or call our friendly team today on 01743 444100.
A straight roof Motiva Linear™ canopy was installed alongside the school buildings at Newmarket Academy. The shelter measures a total of 16000mm x 9000mm, so plenty of covered space has been created. The Marine Blue steelwork adds a splash of colour to the site and works perfectly with the surrounding environment. The Opal polycarbonate roofing allows sunlight through while blocking harmful UV rays.
The SEN students at Newmarket Academy now have an outside area which they can enjoy all-year-round. Come rain or shine, playtimes can be spent outdoors. This helps the students to relax and refresh during the school day, helping them stay motivated for their next lessons. Teachers can also use the sheltered space to take lessons outside in an alternative learning environment.
A&S Landscape has worked with schools across the UK, providing a range of canopies, shade sails and shelters. Our products are robust and hard-wearing so they can be enjoyed for many years to come, in all weather conditions. Call our friendly team today on 01743 444100 to discuss your project or fill out our online contact form.
Providing education to pupils from 4 to 16 years, many with complex additional needs, The Bridge School in Ipswich have recently undergone a huge transformation project. The project saw the development of a new school site offering a wide range of learning opportunities, many including sensory enhancement, and outdoor spaces. To maximise the option of outdoor play, they wanted to add additional areas beside the school building, where the children could enjoy outdoor time all year round.
With plans for further development of their outdoor spaces, including a focus on sports areas and cycle tracks, The Bridge School also wanted to provide an on-site bike shelter solution.
A&S Landscape brought the three elements of the project brief together after consideration of the wide product options available. For the custom canopies, two Motiva Linear™ canopies were installed. The canopy architecture of the Motiva Linear™ means that it sits snugly up against a building, creating an over-hang of shelter beneath which children can play. For the cycle shelter, A&S Landscape was, again, able to offer a range of design options. The requirement was for storage for 10 bikes, and this was easily achieved with the installation of the Cyclo City™ model and the inclusion of 5 bike racks providing a total storage for 10 cycles.
Alongside one of the school buildings, they have built a long canopy, which measures 17850mm x 3000mm. This is a steel and polycarbonate canopy from our Motiva Linear™ range. It has a straight roof and the polycarbonate panels are multicoloured. These panels make a striking design statement as well as pleasing the children!
The coloured roofing makes it a fun area and when the sun shines it can throw colourful patterns on to the playground below. How magical. The options for this sheltered space are endless. The children can enjoy lessons outside or sit and chat at break times. They can shelter from the rain or laze away the warm summer lunch breaks away from the sun’s UV rays. There are many designs, shapes and sizes of school canopies, from steel and polycarbonate like this one to fabric roofed structures such as Umbrellas and Tepees. These can have shade cloth or waterproof PVC fabric, depending on how they are intended to be used.
If you are thinking about a similar project, take a look at our gallery which contains more than 1,000 images of projects that we have completed. It is a good place to look for some inspiration. You can always call us directly on 01743 444100 if you would like to chat through the options, we would be glad to help.
When you can add a stunning classroom extension then you create the space for all sorts of activities that are better suited to the outdoors. We’re talking messy artwork or play that needs a little extra room. These kinds of activities need a special kind of space that only really becomes available when you move outside. Whirlybirds Pre School contacted A&S Landscape looking for a way to take the teaching outdoors!
A Motiva Linear™ became the perfect addition, looking especially stunning with only front uprights and being attached directly to the wall of Whirlybirds Pre School. Fitted to an overall size of 8100mm a 400mm this is a big space that means children can get some fresh air whilst making a mess and making a noise. We finished this Motiva Linear™ in slate grey (RAL 7015) with clear polycarbonate roofing to let the sunshine in but keep the raindrops out.
The result is another room for Whirlybirds children to use for learning and play that will keep them dry all year round and means that the footprint of Whirlybirds Pre School just got a little bigger. You can take a look at our full range of outdoor playground shelters here and if you have any question about outdoor canopy design then get in touch.
Because the problem we have in this country, in case you hadn’t noticed, is that the weather doesn’t really dance to our tune. For many people, the winter months and even time during the summer equals ‘indoors’.
Abbotts Hall CP School decided to increase the outdoor available space they had and contracted a major Suffolk building contractor who specified A&S Landscape to deliver a Motiva Linear™ canopy and that much needed outdoor zone. We installed a Motiva Linear™ canopy in matching PPC green with a well-planned out coloured roofing, this canopy complements the extension perfectly.
Whilst A&S Landscape may have added a brand-new outdoor school canopy, what we really added was time spent outdoors, lungs breathing in fresh air and staff that have another area to choose from when planning their sessions. Getting your students outside is important and we know you know that. But we also know that many buildings just don’t have the capacity to do so during Britain’s 11 month ‘off season’. The problem with a lack of available outdoor space is planning, it is so hard to plan to use a space that is dependent on something so undependable as the weather.
So if you’re looking to put a cover on an outdoor space and make it useable, get in touch here and look at a host of other projects for inspiration here.
The solution was to add a lovely new school canopy outside one of the classrooms. A&S Landscape specialises in school shelters and was happy to help, from the design stage right through to installation. The Linear canopy from our Motiva range was installed at 14300mm x 6700mm with Signal Green (RAL 6032) steelwork and Opal polycarbonate roofing.
Now children can be outdoors in all weathers and there is a brand-new space to store equipment and wellies and all manner of other things that may have got wet and soggy before! If you are thinking about a canopy or shelter project, we would be delighted to talk you through some of the options, please contact us on 01743 444100.
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.
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