Parish Church of St Andrew in Tyne and Wear Adds Parasol Canopy

The team at the Parish Church of St Andrew thinks that the parasol is a fantastic addition to their outdoor facilities. It has made offering shelter to local people and members of their church a simple affair and it helps them to do their important community work in all seasons.

Project Specification

  • Product: Maxima Parasol™
  • Size: 4.8m x 3.7m
  • Steelwork: Stainless Steel
  • Fabric:
    • Victoria Blue

What was the project brief?

The Parish Church of St Andrew in Newcastle upon Tyne was looking for a parasol shelter that could be transported and put up and down at their convenience. They wanted a reasonably compact, freestanding model which could be packed away for ease of movement, but which still offered great coverage on a showery day and could hold its own against the wind. It also needed to come with heaters and lights so that they could maximise its use throughout the year, plus a simple but eye-catching design that made people feel welcome. We were the only company that the church found with the right solution for their area, so they contacted us to carry out this project.

What was our parasol solution?

When we discussed our range of products with the Parish Church of St Andrew, there was one model which clearly stood out in meeting their needs: the Maxima Parasol™. This type of canopy is sometimes referred to as a giant umbrella and its collapsible yet sturdy design makes it a cost-effective and transportable shelter solution. We built the canopy to measure 4.8m X 3.7m to offer protection from the elements for several people at once, with a Victoria Blue roof and Stainless Steel steelwork that made for an attractive look. We were also able to supply it with a freestanding base and cover bag so moving and setting up the parasol was a breeze, and it was also easy to keep it clean and dry when it wasn’t being used. What’s more, four heaters and lights meant that no matter the weather or time of day, the shelter was a pleasant place to be.

What was the result of the new shelter?

The team at the Parish Church of St Andrew thinks that the parasol is a fantastic addition to their outdoor facilities. It has made offering shelter to local people and members of their church a simple affair and it helps them to do their important community work in all seasons. The fabric roof is effective at keeping the rain out, and the collapsible element allows the canopy to be moved from place to place, hassle-free. We were thrilled that we were able to manufacture a product that suited the church’s exact requirements.

About the client

The Parish Church of St Andrew is a Grade I listed, traditional parish church. It offers baptisms, weddings and other services, as well as workplace chaplaincy which involves caring for people at work and taking action with others to make the city a more humane place. St Andrew’s is the largest of the four original town parishes and so the congregation is made up of many worshippers, including visitors and university students. We found the team to be pleasant to work with and wish them all the best for the future.

The church is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne, a city with Northern pride. It’s home to iconic sports venues, centuries of history and heritage, incredible entertainment in the form of theatre, comedy and live music, and even a nearby beautiful coastline and countryside to vary any visitor’s experience when exploring the area.

What are the benefits of parasol canopies?

Not every client has need of a more traditional, fixed shelter like a Motiva Linear™ or a Maxima StarSail™, but parasols can offer different shelter solutions. Being collapsible, they can be handy for applications where removal is required, such as in outdoor dining areas at restaurants, cafés or attractions where customers need to be kept comfortable in all weathers. This also means that they don’t need to be maintained as much as other models, which saves effort, time and money.

Parasols have both ground fix and baseplate options so they can suit various clients’ needs, and the wide range of sizes available means they can suit small and large businesses and organisations. If you’d like to find out more about installing a parasol or other type of canopy – from an entrance shelter to a tennis court canopy – you can get in touch with A&S Landscape today. Just call us on 01743 444100 or email us at [email protected].

What sorts of customers have A&S Landscape worked with in the past?

We have a vast network of clients across the UK and beyond. This includes everyone from primary schools and universities to commercial sites, local councils and hospitals. To view some of our impressive customer list, head over to our clients page. No matter what kind of organisation you represent, we can help you with our experience as canopy and shelter specialists. Call us now on 01743 444100 to speak to one of our friendly team members.

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