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Curved roof shelter we made for Bickleigh Down C of E Primary School
Covered playground we added to Bickleigh Down C of E Primary School
Playground canopy we installed at Bickleigh Down C of E Primary School

Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School in Devon Add Curved Roof Canopy

  • Steelwork:
    • Moss Green

  • Roof:
    • Opal

Motiva Duo™

As is often the case, Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School already had the perfect site earmarked for their planned canopy cover.

What was the project brief?

Providing a safe, caring environment are values at the heart of life at this Devon school. Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School, located in Plymouth, strive to ensure that this comes through in everything that they do. They feel safety and security are central to ensuring every pupil has the chance to fulfil their potential.

Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School also recognises that the great outdoors provides an excellent opportunity to enhance the learning environment. When they took the decision to improve their playground facilities with a shelter solution, they contacted A&S Landscape to explore options.

What was our canopy cover solution?

As is often the case, Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School already had the perfect site earmarked for their planned canopy cover. But the first thing for our design team to do is always to assess the suitability of a site and then to discuss with the customer the type of canopy architecture that would work well for the location.

Assessment of the site identified that the planned canopy cover would sit directly next to an existing part of the school building. Whilst this might seem a little counterintuitive, it can actually represent an excellent location for a custom canopy. The A&S Landscape product range includes our Motiva Duo™ canopy cover which is perfect for siting against low roofline buildings. Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School agreed that this would fit nicely with the vision that they had for their new playground shelter. With the further choice for them to individualise their canopy with tailored steelwork and roofing material colours, this meant that they were able to create a truly custom canopy design.

The Motiva Duo™ has a range of customisable options, as well as the choice of steelwork and polycarbonate roofing colours. These include the potential to add side panels, a variety of door options and the ability to choose aluminium downpipes. Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School selected Moss Green (RAL 6005) steelwork and an Opal polycarbonate roof. This meant that they were able to select an overall look for their shelter solution that fitted with the school’s existing brand themes.

What was the result of their new playground canopy cover?

The Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School canopy was located in a sheltered area of the school playground. With a low-level brick wall at the bottom, their Motiva Duo™ canopy was erected above this existing footprint. It created a fabulous area of shelter for outdoor play next to the school building. The lovely, curved roofline of the canopy cover was installed at an angle that added additional interest to the overall canopy architecture, and gave the look a really individual vibe.

About the client

Located just over five miles away from the lovely Devon city of Plymouth, Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School’s ethos is based upon the Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Hope, Spirit and Aspiration. Each week, they nominate a pupil to receive their ‘Values Star Award’ to help embed these values into the children’s daily lives.

Involving the school’s children in charity endeavours is also an important part of their culture too. In 2020, the children raised £230 for the ‘Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day’. And in 2019, pupils were apparently captivated by the Toilet Twinning campaign that enables schools to twin their school toilets with a toilet block in Africa. The Toilet Twinning charity aims to bring clean water and safe sanitation to some of the world’s poorest people. The response from the Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School pupils is a great example of how the children are learning through taking action, and understanding some of the basic inequalities that exist in the world.

Why invest in a playground canopy cover?

Our canopy covers lend themselves to a whole range of different uses. With busy primary schools often looking for ways to create space, shelter or storage, an A&S Landscape canopy can be the perfect solution. Here are just a handful of reasons why.

  1. Bicycle storage shelter solutions

Cycling has become popular across the generations. Lots of families are now recognising the benefits, and the consequent knock-on effect is that once children start school, there is a higher demand for cycle storage space. A&S Landscape offers a range of cycle shelter canopies offering you a range of possibilities for creating storage.

  1. Versatile canopy designs

Canopy covers can address a multitude of different challenges, from sun shade solutions to outdoor classroom ideas. They really do offer a creative option for addressing problems that might previously have seemed unsolvable. This is demonstrated by a wide range of our previous nursery and primary school clients.

  1. Help with funding your canopy project

Primary schools stand in a great position when it comes to grant funding. This means that getting help to finance a project that will enhance the learning environment at your school is entirely possible. And the good news doesn’t stop there, because at A&S Landscape, we offer a regularly updated list of grants available and guidance on writing successful grant applications too!

Why choose A&S Landscape for your playground canopy cover?

We aim to make the process as smooth as possible. From outlining the initial concept to mocking up visuals of what your canopy cover will look like, we will guide you through the process step by step. And not only can we help you with the practical stuff, with more than 40 years of experience, you also get the benefit of a whole lot of advice and guidance from start to finish. To find out more, simply fill in our web enquiry form or call us today to chat with a member of our friendly team on 01743 444100.

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Scott Medical Health College Add Shelter with Polycarbonate Roofing

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