Haughton Academy is the high school sitting within The Village Academy Trust site located in Darlington. The Trust provides education to primary and secondary school pupils, as well as children with additional educational needs.
This unique arrangement sees each school sharing an overall site where top-class facilities are available to all of the pupils. The campus was built in 2006 and, as would be expected of a relatively new building, there is a modern feel to the site. Haughton Academy wanted to make the most of the space on their part of the campus and further enhance the outdoor areas available to secondary pupils.
They did this by commissioning brand new custom outdoor canopies, especially designed and developed for the area in question. The plan for this new space was to give pupils a place to meet, socialise and enjoy lunch breaks in the outdoors. With the help of A&S Landscape’s design and installation team, the school selected two Maxima Umbrella™ canopies from the range of fabric shelters available.
The Maxima Umbrella™ offers a stunning design that is customisable in terms of size, steelwork and fabric cover type. The square canopy cover offers great shelter protection beneath and can be installed in single or multiple units, which singles available in up to 8000mm x 8000mm. Both steelwork and fabric colours are also customisable. In the case of Haughton Academy, the canopy poles and supporting struts were finished in Grey (RAL 7000) and the waterproof fabric canopies in White, selected from our wide range of colour options.
The Gateshead NHS facility at Spire House in Washington, County Durham wanted to install a shelter to allow staff to clean ambulances under cover. It had to protect those beneath it from bad weather, sport an attractive and innovative design, and be large enough to shield several vehicles at once. The team got in touch with A&S Landscape, who brought many ideas to the table to meet this client’s requirements.
After considering all of their options, the Gateshead NHS staff chose the Motiva Linear™. This was the winning model because of its diverse range of applications, thoughtful design and modern monopitch roof. The Opal polycarbonate sheeting and Squirrel Grey steelwork complemented the existing buildings and added a classic, clean feel to the site. Also, the canopy structure was built to specifications of 31200mm X 7500mm, meaning that multiple ambulances could comfortably fit beneath it and cleaners could get on with their hard work without having to worry about the weather.
Everyone at Spire House thinks that the ambulance cleaning shelter is a fantastic addition to their already extensive facilities – which include warehousing, logistics and a training and conferencing hub. Staff can clean vehicles throughout the year in a safe, dry environment and the design of the canopy brings something special to the look of the area. To discover more about A&S Landscape and our products, send us an email at [email protected] today.
Bowesfield Primary School is located in the large market town of Stockton on Tees, County Durham. It is a school with an environment that fosters inclusivity and is warmly welcoming to new pupils from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Sport plays an important part in engendering inclusion, and the school encourages all children to take part.
Bowesfield Primary School has great outdoor facilities in the form of playing fields, but there was a definite lack of shade for the children to escape to during hot summers days. They approached us to see what options there might be to install a shelter solution to help with this problem.
After exploring where the playground shelter was to be located, and the overall size of shelter required, it was decided that the ideal solution was our Maxima Tepee™. With the versatility of being able to cover large spaces and the additional advantage of this product looking great in modular form, we installed two units measuring 8 metres by 4 metres each. The design was completed with coloured steel in Slate Grey (RAL 7015) and a waterproof, UV resistant canopy cover in Green, both selected from our comprehensive range of colours.
The Maxima Tepee™ is an excellent shade solution for public shelters in parks, leisure centres and open spaces, playground and outdoor dining areas for schools and colleges, and also for sports fields like the one at Bowesfield Primary School.
That’s how St. Bede’s felt when looking at their primary school building. Inside, everything felt just about right, but outside it was like the whole space was missing a little something special, something to finish it off and give their pupils the kind of space they really needed. After bringing in some leading local architects, A&S Landscape was brought in to provide the ‘special’.
Installing a Motiva Linear™ canopy with grey steelwork and beautifully toned polycarbonate roofing in a three colour design, we were able to offer an attractive free-flowing outdoor space that could transform into a secure storage area thanks to the addition of three roller shutter doors. But we weren’t finished there, adding a Maxima Umbrella™ in waterproof fabric brings that little bit of extra flair that St. Bede’s were looking for and counters the sharp, hard lines with something a little more playful.
The result is St. Bede’s can now boast the extra space they needed, a secure storage area and no longer need to keep moving the furniture around. That something that was missing is missing no longer.
If you’re also looking around for outdoor classrooms or playground canopies, get in touch using our contact form. Our talented design team can walk you through the wide range of options that will add the most benefit to your school. You can stop googling playground equipment suppliers and look back at a job well done.
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