Outdoor Shelter in Kent
Posted on 02/02/2017
When we heard that the project was to bring Foxwood and Highview SEN schools into one building we knew that every element would need to work together to meet the needs of the students.
Project – Maxima StarSails used to create inspiring outdoor shelter at Foxwood & Highview SEN School
Product – Maxima StarSail
Requirement – When we heard that the project was to bring Foxwood and Highview SEN schools into one building we knew that every element would need to work together to meet the needs of the 336 students there aged 13-19.
From facilities that each school already had to less accessible facilities, such as the hydrotherapy pool and sensory rooms, every single addition was considered from the point of view of the students.
A&S Landscape were selected to provide outdoor playground shelters that fitted with the ethos of the whole project.
Solution – We installed three Maxima StarSail tensile shadecloth fabric structures at an overall size of 6000mm x 6000mm. Each one supported on a single upright, which gives the StarSail its elegant look. With steelwork in modern Steel Grey (RAL7015) and fabric in a clean, fresh white, the Maxima StarSails look great as part of this incredible development.
Result – The result is an outdoor space that allows students at Foxwood & Highview SEN School to get much needed shade from direct sunlight and shelter from the rain in the long British ‘off season’. Somewhere they can go to when they need space away from the classroom.
Contact us today to speak to a member of our design team who can have a proposal with you the very next day.