Playground Canopy and Cycle Stores Added to Tattenhall Park Primary School in Cheshire
Posted on 29/05/2020
Tattenhall Park Primary School were expanding the school site to increase the number of the children they could intake each year. The pupils already loved spending their break times outdoors, so the staff wanted to further encourage this by adding a canopy to the play area.
What was the project?
To install two bicycle shelters and one playground canopy at Tattenhall Park Primary School in Cheshire.
Which canopies did we use?
To give the pupils a place to lock their bikes, we used the Cyclo City™ bike store model at the school, our answer to the range of flimsy cycle shelters on the market. We also installed a curved roof Motiva Mono™ canopy in the playground to create an area of shade and shelter.
What was the problem?
The pupils of Tattenhall Park Primary School loved to play outside with their friends, enjoying the fresh air of the village school. But when the weather was poor, they had to remain indoors throughout the day. The school was undergoing a period of growth and development and secured the funds to add a canopy to the play area. They also decided to add a bike shelter to encourage the pupils to cycle to school too.
What was our solution?
One curved roof canopy was installed in the playground of the school, measuring 18000mm x 2900mm. This created plenty of sheltered space outside, which the pupils could use during their breaktimes. Opal polycarbonate roofing was added to the canopy, which provides essential protection from UV rays.
In addition, we also fitted two cycle stores at the school measuring 4160mm x 2000mm each. Five bike racks were included in the shelters, meaning up to 20 bicycles can be stored at one time. Similar to the play area canopy, we used Opal coloured polycarbonate roofing to protect the bikes from the weather. Both the bike stores and the canopy were finished with a beautiful pale green steelwork colour, which matches the school’s logo perfectly.
What was the result?
We were so thrilled that everyone at Tattenhall Park Primary School was as delighted with the canopies as we are. The pupils love playing underneath the curved roof shelter and spending lots of time outside no matter the weather. This has allowed them to let off steam and refresh properly ahead of their next lessons.
The bike shelters have also been a great hit at the school too! Already the staff have seen an increase in the number of children cycling, as they know they have a dedicated space to lock their bikes during the day. This has been a great way of encouraging the young children to take up a healthy habit and also help the local environment – well done everyone!
A little bit about the client…
Tattenhall Park Primary School is based in the small, yet beautiful, village of Tattenhall in Cheshire. This small school has become a huge part of the closely-knit community and can now take in even more children thanks to the extension. We loved helping this school further improve the facilities on offer, it’s always great to work with a team who value the importance of outside play as much as we do.
Why add a canopy to your primary school?
Our canopies and shade sails aren’t just used as playground shelters, our versatile range of products can be used for a multitude of applications. Why not create a covered walkway between your school buildings to protect your staff and students from the elements? We did exactly this at Mount Pleasant Primary School when they moved into a brand-new building. This also helps spread out buildings feel like one complete campus and it can even be used as storage space too.
Or why not increase the seating options during lunchtimes with a dining area canopy? Choose from a fabric, straight or curved roof design to create the ideal shelter in your school. This is a cost-effective alternative to building an extension to your dining hall and allows your pupils to dine alfresco throughout the year.
These are just a few examples of the ways our primary school shelters can be used. Take a look through our product gallery to see some of our available designs, and we can give you a quote for any of the images. We’d love to add you to our ever-growing list of happy clients.
How can A&S Landscape help you?
From small nursery schools to large organisations like The Football Association, we’ve worked with a range of businesses over the past 44 years. Our team has the experience to make every project a success, and we value nothing more than our client’s satisfaction. We have a design to suit every need, with a choice of fabric and polycarbonate canopies.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your plans on 01743 444100 or email us at [email protected].