Covingham Park Primary School in Swindon, Wiltshire, was looking to provide their pupils with the best possible learning environment by expanding their facilities. This meant having access to the outdoors at all times of year – even when it was raining – and therefore, they required a practical primary school shelter solution. This is when they brought in A&S Landscape, a family-led business specialising in canopy design, manufacture and installation.
From tensile canopy systems to straight roof shelters, the school had an extensive range of canopies to choose from. However, with the knowledge and expertise from our designers, the school decided on the Motiva Mono™, the monopitch, curved-roof variant of the popular Motiva range. This means that one side is elevated higher than the other, and usually configurated against a building, as it was at Covingham Park Primary School. Finishing the traditional steel structure with post pads up to 1200mm high, and an opal polycarbonate roof, the structure is both practical, and sturdy.
This Swindon primary school has seen a hugely positive impact on their ability to teach effectively. Pupils now have the time to blow off steam during their break time, and teachers can even use the outdoor space as an outdoor classroom with the addition of simple equipment. To find out more about how A&S Landscape can help you find your perfect cover solution, please call our friendly team on 01743 444100 or use our contact form.
A&S Landscape installed a Cyclo City™ cycle store to the size of 8160mm x 2000mm, with Green RAL 6005 steelwork and clear roofing. The cycle store included 10 cycle racks which allow for up to 20 bicycles to be safely stored on campus. It looks rather smart too if we do say so ourselves!
Now there is no excuse; students, teachers and even visitors can now cycle to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, safe in the knowledge that they can securely store their bicycle on site. People invest a large amount of money in their bicycles and they want to be sure that they have a robust cycle store to keep their investment safe.
To read more about our cycle stores, look online at our website. You can also see nearly 1500 images in our gallery, which shows 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 call a member of the team on 01743 444100.
A&S Landscape has been working with schools to transform their outdoor areas for more than 40 years so we knew that our wide range of products would have just the thing for the job. The Maxima Tepee™ was chosen as the best solution and we installed the canopy at a size of 6000mm x 6000mm, with waterproof PVC fabric. The posts were Grey (RAL 7037) and the fabric roofing was Green (RAL 6016).
The resulting canopy looks really striking in the playground. It adds a large space for the pupils to enjoy and the school add “Fabulous, we are very happy. The children are delighted with the canopy and used it in the brief spell of sunny weather as well as on a couple of rainy days!” A&S Landscape has a wide range of canopies. In our gallery, you will see more than 1,000 photos of our previously completed projects. Take a look to get some inspiration at our gallery.
What was the problem?
Based in a Victorian school building, the children of Ashton Keynes Primary School loved learning in such an inspiring and unique environment. However, they often couldn’t enjoy their outside spaces due to the unpredictable weather. To create an area of shade, the school contacted the experts in school canopies, A&S Landscape.
What was our solution?
After reviewing photos of the proposed area and considering the school’s requirements, it was decided to install a straight roof canopy from the Motiva Linear™ design. Often used to create covered walkways and entrance canopies in a school environment, this versatile shelter would be the perfect fit for the space.
To match the school colour scheme, we added a pattern of colours to the roof of the canopy. Daffodil and Lagoon Blue polycarbonate sheets were chosen, as they would create a colourful feature while providing UV ray protection.
What was the result?
It’s safe to say that Ashton Keynes Primary School is thrilled with the new playground canopy! The pattern roof adds a splash of colour to the play area, encouraging the young pupils to play underneath the straight roof canopy.
Now the lucky pupils can enjoy their playground all-year-round, regardless of whether it is rainy or sunny. The teachers can also make use of the newly created covered area, by taking their classes outside. And with the addition of some street furniture, this structure could also be used as an outdoor dining space, saving room inside the existing hall.
A little bit about the client…
Ashton Keynes Primary School is located in the town of Swindon, in Wiltshire. Like many other local schools, this school places a huge emphasis on providing learning opportunities in and outside of the classrooms. With a range of great outdoor facilities, it’s no surprise that the team also wanted to add a playground shelter to the site. We thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at the school, and it’s great to know that our canopy will play a part in the educational journey of the young pupils.
Where can our canopies be used?
Our wide range of shelters and shade sails can be used at a variety of sites, not just at primary schools.
Stylish Yet Practical Solutions
For example, a tensile fabric structure, such as our Maxima StarSail™ would be ideal for creating a stylish design statement in a town centre, university campus or a leisure centre. Designed with a singular upright, this funky tensile fabric sail will maximise the amount of covered space it creates. You can also choose the colour of the tensile roof fabric to match your branding or logo.
Perfect for Public Attractions
We’ve also installed our popular Maxima Tepee™ tensile structure at several public attractions across the UK, including theme parks. The fabric ceiling creates an inviting environment for your guests to enjoy a refreshment or wait for a ride. Additional extras can also be added, like heating, lighting and curved benches to create a useable space throughout the year.
Versatile Curved Roof Designs
Or our curved roof canopies, like the Motiva Duo™, could the perfect product to create a covered performance area for outdoor plays. The curved ceiling panels help rainwater run off too, so there is little maintenance required to keep your canopy looking good as new. Our barrel vault shelters are also often used at secondary schools and sixth forms to create outdoor dining areas.
How can A&S Landscape help you?
We make it our aim to help you through your project from start to finish. We have a range of helpful guides and brochures to help you choose the right design, just click here to download documents you want. Or if you would rather speak to a member of the team, fill out a contact form with your details and we will get straight back to you.
When it comes to canopy installations, we are the experts and you can have peace of mind that your project will be a success. With over 40 years of experience, we have completed many projects across the UK, growing our list of happy clients from sports facilities to educational facilities.
Discuss your options with us today. Call us on 01743 444100, or email us at [email protected].
Willmott Dixon was looking for a playground school shelter solution for this new build school from a canopy company they could trust to undertake a large, seemingly impossible (that might be an exaggeration) project that would transform the exterior of the school. “After contacting A&S Landscape we began working together to design bespoke outdoor canopies that would match this building, make a real impact, and offer a practical solution to covered outdoor play.” When you’re working with a group with such ambition, nothing comes ‘off the peg’. We were challenged to pull together a bespoke canopy design with brightly, coloured polycarbonate roofing.
With a tight area for installation and a confident, ambitious design it required cranes to lift these bright, playful and colourful canopies into place. Thanks to our talented CAD team and the fantastic management staff at Willmott Dixon, Tadpole Farm Primary School now have a striking, whimsical canopy that complements but also adds to the exterior.
A strong design like this is not just about its functional quality but also the personality it adds. When you see a design like this you know you’re about to enter a creative and vibrant environment. Jobs come in many different shapes and sizes, and every installation is different. Our design department know that you might have some very clear ideas of what you want and that’s why we specialise in bespoke shelters for schools. Alongside our skilled installation team, we can install in even the tightest of spaces.
If you’d like to see more example of bespoke canopy design then take a look at the gallery we put together, here.
A straight roof canopy was built in front of the nursery classrooms, on the timber decking area. The Motiva Linear™ straight roof canopy features Moss Green steelwork, which works perfectly with the surrounding buildings. The clear polycarbonate roofing also allows sunlight through but helps to protect the children from getting burnt. Measuring 15000mm X 6000mm, there is plenty of room under the shelter for the children to use.
The nursery children at Bridlewood Primary School can play outside throughout the year. Come rain or shine, playtimes can be enjoyed in the fresh air on the decking. This gives the children more space to play and the chance to let off some steam and even enjoy some outdoor learning. The school could also store outdoor play equipment under the canopy too. From universities to nurseries, A&S Landscape provides canopies for a range of uses. Browse our gallery or recent projects for inspiration. Or you can get in touch with our friendly team on 01743 444100.
Installing a Motiva Linear™ straight roof canopy in a powder blue steelwork and with opal roofing, we’ve added a really attractive, yet robust shelter. Canopy posts don’t necessarily mix well with young adventurers, moving around at a hundred miles per hour so the addition of post pads in a proud, contrasting red has provided some protection for little heads from accidental bumps and scrapes.
The result is the flexible space that Swindon Primary School really needed, giving them the practical cover to save pupils and staff from getting soaked when moving between buildings but also offering a covered area that can be used for a variety of purposes all year round. We have a really talented design team at A&S and whilst they’ll always help you to get the exact space you need, working with a company like ours means you’ll also get suggestions about opportunities you have missed.
In fact, it’s quite possible you don’t know exactly what kind of cover you want. In which case, our design team will work with you to identify options that could really add to your learning and play provision. Take a look online at our full gallery for inspiration.
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