Wilmslow High School add Large Bespoke School Canopy in Wilmslow, Cheshire
Myton School in Warwick recognised the importance of encouraging their students to cycle to and from school, and wanted to install a large cycle shelter to accommodate cyclists. They brought A&S Landscape on board to design, manufacture and install a durable, high-quality bike canopy that will last for many years.
Rather than an ‘off the shelf’ cycle store design we were able to look at the available space and number of bikes to be covered and use our wide canopy range to design a shelter solution that worked for the area.
For the curved roof canopy, we opted for a Motiva Duo. This is a duopitch (symmetric) curved roof variant where both sides are at the same height. Measuring 15000mm x 3600mm, the canopy provides essential protection against the weather, keeping the bikes safe from any damage. The steelwork was finished in a smart red colour, which complements the school’s surrounding buildings.
Although our proposed design was not the cheapest option, Myton School felt it was the best value for money. Because we galvanise and powder coat our structures, they are much more durable and longer-lasting than painted alternatives. The school can use its new bike shelter for years to come, making it a worthwhile investment.
The cycle canopy is being put to good use every day and has had a positive impact on the whole school, as well as the local community. With 30 bike racks installed underneath the canopy, the full-size shelter provides enough space to store up to 60 bicycles at one time.
Knowing their bicycles will be stored safely and sheltered from the rain, this has encouraged more students and staff to cycle to and from school, which is a great way for them to stay fit and healthy while doing their bit to reduce carbon emissions. For the teachers, it’s also helped them get their steps in!
With predictions that by 2050 70% of girls and 55% of boys will be overweight or obese, there has never been a more important time to cycle to school. Still, more families than ever are driving their children to school. A Sustrans survey determined that whilst 12% of parents were driven to school when they were growing up, in the present day 35% of children are driven to school, so what has changed?
Parents mentioned over road safety as one of the deterrents to cycling to school, so projects like ‘Bikeability’ where pupils gain the core of road safety are a pivotal step in preparing school children for the cycle to school. Perfecting the route at the weekends when the roads are likely to be quieter is also good preparation.
Continue reading to find out more about how schools can encourage their students to cycle to school.
“I have used A&S Landscape before and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. The cycle store is encouraging more students and staff to cycle to and from school and is used every school day without fail.”
-Facilities Manager, Myton School
Myton School is a secondary school and sixth form college located in Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire that lies near the River Avon. The Myton School staff were a treat to work with. They’re lovely people who were very friendly and responsive with great communication throughout the process.
We love nothing more than seeing the positive impact that our cycle shelter has had on the school, for both its pupils and staff, and knowing that we’ve outfitted them with a high-quality cycle shelter that will last for many years.
There are many good reasons to install a cycle shelter at your premises, whether it’s a school, college, office, healthcare site or garden centre.
If you’re looking for a high-quality and long-lasting solution for your bicycle storage needs, look no further than A&S Landscape. Our cycle canopies are known for their elegance and simplicity while offering safety, security and protection from the elements.
With three Cycle designs (including the City, Bike and Buggy models), we can offer you a range of different sizes, dimensions and configurations, with plenty of side panel and gate options available. Our solid steel framework is fused together with unbreakable polycarbonate Motiva roofing to create a sturdy yet sleek bike storage unit, available in a range of Dura-coat™ finishes to suit your style.
With over 44 years of experience, we have a wealth of expertise when it comes to cycle shelters and can offer you expert advice to help improve bicycle storage design, aesthetics and cost. We’re a family-led company, meaning we’re committed to providing a friendly, reliable and personal service from concept to completion.
At A&S Landscape, we have installed countless cycle shelters for schools, colleges and universities across the UK and have close relationships with many local authorities and educational bodies who trust us when it comes to their covered area needs.
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