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English Martyrs’ RC Primary School in Greater Manchester Install Entrance Canopy

  • Size: 2000mm X 2100mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Purple Red - RAL NO.3004

  • Roof:
    • Opal

Motiva Entro™

The school said it was ‘a great job done by everybody’ – the teachers and pupils love the look of their new shelter and it offers everyone from visiting officials to parents a dry place to stand in wet weather.

What was the project brief?

English Martyrs’ RC Primary School in Urmston, Greater Manchester needed the perfect shelter to place over their entrance. They wanted it to offer great protection from bad weather for their visitors and match their traditional brick building with a classic, attractive design. The school contacted A&S Landscape to discuss their products and they soon got to work on the project.

What was our shelter solution?

Entrance canopy we designed for English Martyrs Primary SchoolThere were many different options to consider, but English Martyrs’ RC Primary School chose the Motiva Entro™ as their entrance canopy. This model boasts an aesthetically pleasing symmetric curved roof, solid steel framework and a Dura-coat™ finish – so you can rely on it to both look fantastic and last for years. The school decided on Purple Red matt finish steelwork and an Opal polycarbonate roof which complemented the existing architecture wonderfully and gave the area a rustic feel. They also requested for their door canopy to be built to measurements of 2000mm X 2100mm, which was large enough to provide guests with significant protection from the elements.

What was the result of their entrance canopy?

The client said it was ‘a great job done by everybody’ – the teachers and pupils love the look of their new shelter and it offers everyone from visiting officials to parents a dry place to stand in wet weather. It also easily signposts the main entrance to avoid confusion for new guests upon their arrival. A&S Landscape thought that this was a project well done and was pleased that the canopy met the school’s needs.

About the client

English Martyrs’ RC Primary School is situated in Urmston, a town around five miles southwest of Manchester city centre. Living in Greater Manchester provides a huge variety of opportunities for local children. Attractions in the city include the Manchester Art Gallery to soak up some culture, the grounds of Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs for sports fans and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester for fun family days out.

The institution itself is a one form entry school for pupils aged from three to eleven years old. They say on their website that they offer ‘a friendly, nurturing environment where every child is challenged to be the best they can be’. They also have a strong Catholic ethos which is an important part of school life. A&S Landscape enjoyed working with English Martyrs’ RC Primary School and wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.

How can primary schools allow their children to play outdoors regularly and what are the benefits of doing so?

Play is the foundation of childhood, when children are well and unquestionably being themselves, but for many children the opportunity to play outdoors, enjoying physical activity and fresh air, is restricted. Today’s generation of children aged 4-11 years spend a great deal of hours playing computer games, on iPads and watching TV and so this invaluable period of activity is more fundamental than ever to counter long hours inside in front of a screen. Startling recent research show that a third of children play outdoors for 30 minutes or less in a standard day. That’s less time outdoors than prison inmates get! Of the 1,000 UK families who took part in the survey, 82% blamed the unreliable British weather.

Want to discover more? Click here to head over to our full blog post to find out more about the benefits of outdoor play on primary school children.

What should you consider when purchasing a canopy?

Entranceway shelter we added to Melland High SchoolCanopies are significant investments and permanent structures, so it’s essential to think every aspect through before having them installed. Here are a few things to think about when starting your project.

  1. Application

Why do you need the shelter, who will use it and what issue do you want it to help you solve? Are you exploring options to expand cycle storage or spruce up your company entrance? Will it be used by school pupils, business customers or park visitors, for example? This will determine the type of shelter you should look into. And so, will an early years outdoor canopy, a covered dining space or a covered playground shelter best suit your requirements?

  1. Product style

Once you’ve narrowed down the canopy type, you can explore different models. You might like the look of a curved roof canopy or prefer a straight roof variant. Do you need it to be freestanding or adjoin your building? Would your organisation benefit from an enclosed shelter for extra protection from the elements? There are many options to choose from, and everyone can find the right shelter for them.

  1. Material

Steelwork is a given in most types of canopy, so the roof is where the decisions lie. Polycarbonate offers strength and durability, while waterproof fabric offers clear advantages when it comes to the weather and shade cloths are wonderfully versatile.

  1. Colour

You can create a myriad of designs by combining different shades within your new shelter. You might want to make a bold statement with a vivid multicoloured roof or go for a classic look with a subtler, more muted model. Whatever you choose, make sure it complements your existing buildings by carefully choosing your shelter’s colours.

These are just four things you might like to consider when purchasing a canopy. If you need guidance in your search to find the perfect model, give A&S Landscape a call on 01743 444100 today.

Why choose our company?

Here at A&S Landscape, we supply shelters to suit the requirements of every kind of customer, whether they want to install an outdoor classroom uk or a buggy store. Our product range includes everything from the Covered MUGA™ – which creates covered sports and games areas – to the Motiva Linear™ – a straight roof shelter which can be used to adjoin buildings, form covered walkways and build year-round outdoor dining areas. Want to find out more about our products? Contact us now – just email [email protected] or call 01743 444100.

Take a look at more of our canopy installations based in Greater Manchester

Holy Cross and All Saints Primary School Add Straight Roof Canopy

Our team produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Holy Cross And All Saints Primary School Trafford Road, Barton, Greater Manchester. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 11660mm X 2000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Fabric Sail Shade Designed for Weston Halls Manchester

Working for our building contractor client A&S produced a shade sail structure in Weston Halls Manchester, Greater Manchester. The contract included one 3696mm x 2818mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sail structure comprising of one triangle sail on three uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings with 3 post protector pads.

Outdoor Playground Shelters Made for Kids Planet Day Nursery

Swinton Kids Nursery CanopyWorking alongside our building contractor client our team produced three straight polycarbonate roof canopies for Kids Planet Day Nursery Worlsey, Manchester, Greater Manchester. The full contract involved the supply and installation of three canopies. One Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 8700mm X 3800mm. One Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 5950mm X 4000mm and one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 4300mm X 4100mm. All canopies included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Mersey Drive Primary School Add Shelter to Play Area

In combination with our building contractor client our team produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Mersey Drive Primary School Whitefield, Manchester, Greater Manchester. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 3250mm X 2000mm, and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Canopy with Polycarbonate Sheets Made for Horwich Parish C of E Primary School

Working with the specialist building contractor we built a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Horwich Parish Church Of England Primary School Horwich, Greater Manchester. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 10115mm X 3750mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.