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The cantilever shelter has become a real focal point on the site and has created the perfect environment for people to stand outside and get some fresh air.
Countess of Chester Hospital in Cheshire wanted to add an area of shelter to their site, where their patients could enjoy some fresh air and Vitamin D, all year round. Having designed canopies for healthcare environments previously, A&S Landscape was brought on board to manufacture and install a canopy for the site.
After careful consideration, our design team proposed that we install a Motiva Cantilever™ shelter at the hospital. The design included an opal polycarbonate roof to let in sunlight while blocking harmful UV rays. A galvanised steel frame was also used, giving the structure the sturdiness it needs. Measuring 19103mm X 4500mm, plenty of covered outside space has been created for the patients and staff to enjoy.
The cantilever shelter has become a real focal point on the site and has created the perfect environment for people to stand outside and get some fresh air. The canopy also has many practical benefits too, as it can be used as a patient drop off zone, offering protection from the rain and sun. As a healthcare site, the staff were well aware of the many health benefits of spending time outside has, so it was important that the hospital offered an ideal place for the patients to get outdoors.
Thanks to the thought-out design, the smart stainless-steel finish on the canopy works perfectly with the surrounding area and existing buildings. The cantilever structure means that there are fewer uprights on the model too, which saves valuable floor space. As with many of our products, there is also the option to add on optional extras, to help get even more use out of the canopy. Side panels are one of the additional features which are available to the hospital, which could create an enclosed shelter.
The Countess of Chester Hospital is known for the quality care they deliver to each and every patient. They strive to uphold the highest standards of care and are nationally accredited at the highest levels in several areas, including patient safety.
We were proud to have been chosen to work with such a brilliant hospital, and to have the opportunity to work with the NHS on another project. Previously, we have been able to work with many other great healthcare sites, such as Clatterbridge Cancer Centre where we installed one of our tensile fabric sails.
Increasingly healthcare sites are deciding to add canopies to their facilities, from ambulance depots to retirement homes. But why are healthcare canopies rising in popularity so quickly? Shelters can have a lot of applications and bring a wealth of benefits to healthcare sites, from creating a covered outdoor seating area for the staff to enjoy to creating covered walkways around large sites. Many site managers are identifying canopies as a cost-effective way of improving their sites and getting more use from their external areas.
Our canopies and shade sails can be used for a multiple of applications, making them a great choice when it comes to choosing a shelter for hospitals or care homes. From creating a covered walkway to protect patients walking between buildings, to adding an entrance canopy at an entrance area at your site.
We offer a wide range of different design options too, so you can create the perfect model for your needs. A tensile fabric structure, like our shade sails, features a fabric ceiling to create a modern and stylish look. You can also use a tensile PVC fabric so that your tensile structure is waterproof and can provide protection all year round. Our initial design can be changed and adapted to your needs, whether you need a large span canopy or a smaller shelter.
Our polycarbonate and steel canopies are another popular option too. These robust designs provide all year round weather protection, thanks to the unbreakable polycarbonate. Ideal for entrance canopies or even cycle shelters, the Motiva range is a versatile choice. As well as the standard straight roof design, we also offer curved roof ‘barrel vault’ canopies which use curved ceiling panels to create a focal point on your site.
As well as having many years of experience working with healthcare sites, we also specialise in canopies for schools. From a small tensile fabric roof shelter for a primary school to a large performance area structure for a sixth form, we can expertly run your project from start to finish.
And don’t just take our word from it, take a look at some of our case studies to see what our clients have said about working with us. Whether you need a canopy for a school environment, theme park, office building or hospital corner, we are the experts you need.
Talk to our project team today to start moving your plans forward. Call us on 01743 444100, or send us an email to [email protected].
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