With over 23,000 students, Coleg Gwent is one of the top-performing colleges in Wales. Some of these students are located at the Newport campus and it was here that we needed to add a shaded seating area.
Students required shade and seating to use in between lessons, at lunch and break times or just to socialise with friends.
The feel of the campus is modern and we wanted to keep this feeling with the college canopy, so a product was chosen from our Maxima range which incorporated two large square shade sails. The structure measured 12000mm x 6000mm and used six steel uprights.
The posts were galvanised and the shade sail fabric was bright crisp white. The canopy will keep students cool and give them a designated seating area for many years to come. These sails can be configured in any number of ways, overlapping, square or triangular sails, or indeed be turned in to completely bespoke canopies.
To see images of our projects you can take a look at our gallery for some inspiration. We also have a Motiva range of canopies which are steel with polycarbonate roofing. These add another option should you want something other than fabric. If it is definitely fabric you are looking for then you also have PVC to consider, which is waterproof rather than the shade cloth which is not waterproof.