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Dean Trust Ardwick in Greater Manchester add Large Dining Shelter

  • Size: 19000mm X 9000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Anthracite Grey - RAL NO. 7016

  • Roof:
    • Opal

Motiva Duo™

The dining canopy was the ideal addition to Dean Trust Ardwick’s outdoor facilities; it looks fantastic next to their existing buildings and it has opened up opportunities for children to spend break times outside throughout the year, whether they want to eat or chat with friends.

What was the project brief?

Dean Trust Ardwick in Manchester needed more shelter for students spending their break times and lunchtimes outside. They decided that a canopy was the best way to go, but they wanted a model that could offer maximum protection from wind and rain with a sleek, modern design that was large enough to create a space for many children to enjoy. A&S Landscape knew exactly how to move forward when they were contacted by this institution.

What was our dining canopy solution?

Curved roof shelter we installed at Dean Trust ArdwickThe school’s team discussed the different models available and their strengths, before choosing to have a Motiva Duo™ installed. A&S Landscape had previously supplied Dean Trust Ardwick with a pair of straight roof canopies to be used year-round by students socialising and learning outdoors, so the staff knew that their products were high-quality and would suit their requirements.

They decided on Opal polycarbonate for the roof and Anthracite Grey for the steelwork to perfectly match their other shelters and enhance the modern aesthetic at the school. The Motiva Duo™, with its duopitch curved roof, created a fantastic free standing canopy that could shield students from the elements while getting some fresh air during breaks from class. Also, the 19000mm X 9000mm specifications provided a substantial area where children could enjoy eating outdoors, and the 10 post protector pads increased the shelter’s safety and style.

What was the result of the shelter?

The dining canopy was the ideal addition to Dean Trust Ardwick’s outdoor facilities; it looks fantastic next to their existing buildings and it has opened up opportunities for children to spend break times outside throughout the year, whether they want to eat or chat with friends. This canopy could be used in other ways too, as its impressive coverage could offer many outdoor classroom ideas to staff who want to change up their teaching routine. A&S Landscape thought that it was a pleasure to work with the team at this school again and would love to supply them with future shelters, should they need more!

About the client

Dean Trust Ardwick is a secondary school based in Longsight, Manchester which opened in September 2015. It has become a school of choice in the local area and Ofsted judged it to be Good in 2018, thanks to its ‘relentless pursuit of excellence’. It is also part of the Dean Trust which is developing a family of schools and academies to offer children the very best education possible.  Dean Trust Ardwick says on their website that they prepare their students for modern British life by ‘equipping them with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to become successful adults in an increasingly demanding world’. A&S Landscape enjoyed providing this passionate institution with a third canopy and is thrilled that it has helped to expand outdoor provisions for the young people learning there.

Manchester is bursting with attractions to keep the students of Dean Trust Ardwick busy and engaged with local culture. The world’s first industrial city now boasts many excellent museums, Old Trafford football stadium, and Rusholme’s curry mile – which features around 70 Indian restaurants! It is close to the Cheshire countryside so families can easily keep active, and the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and Chill Factore offer fun days out for children of a range of ages.

How can eating outside benefit young people’s health?

Outdoor dining canopy we designed for The Chantry SchoolWith all the technological distractions of the modern world, it is more important than ever to try and fit more time outdoors into children’s lives. Installing dining canopies is an excellent way to add this to the school day by encouraging them to eat in the fresh air in any weather, but how does this benefit their health?

If you want to give students at your school more opportunities to eat outside, why not contact us to discuss installing a dining shelter? Simply email us at [email protected] now.

What experience does A&S Landscape have of working with schools?

We have been supplying canopies to schools for over 40 years, from primary and secondary schools to other institutions like nurseries and colleges. Whether you’re after a wooden outdoor classroom or a playground shelter, you can trust that we are a well-established company working with the school sector and have many clients under our belt. Contact us by calling 01743 444100 or emailing [email protected] today to discuss your school’s needs with our friendly team.

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