Prior Pursglove College in Yorkshire Installs Four Shade Sails

Everyone at Prior Pursglove College loves the new shade sails. They have created fantastic focal points which have modernised the grounds and they work wonderfully as colourful shelters for students enjoying breaks, meals and socialising outside, year-round.

Project Specification

  • Product: Maxima StarSail™
  • Size: 5000mm X 5000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Jet Black - RAL NO. 9005

  • Fabric:
    • Aniseed

What was the project brief?

Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough had the idea to add four shade sails to its grounds. The staff wanted the canopies to brighten up the outdoor spaces with a colourful and eye-catching design, provide protection from all sorts of weather, and be multi-purpose by offering shelter for dining, socialising and more. They contacted the canopy and shelter specialists A&S Landscape for help with making this concept a reality.

What was our shade sail solution?

A&S Landscape looked into all the possible options and used their expertise to design four Maxima StarSail™ shelters for the college. With Jet Black steelwork and Aniseed roofs, the matching designs brought pops of colour to the outdoor areas, and the 5000mm X 5000mm specifications created large spaces for students to safely congregate during rain or wind, or even to get out of the sun. The Maxima StarSail™ is a modern, versatile model that can work as everything from a dining canopy to an outdoor shelter for friends catching up outside, so it was a great choice to meet Prior Pursglove College’s needs. Plus, it has the longest guarantees in the market and the framework sports a Dura-coat™ finish, meaning it will stand the test of time – and British weather!

What was the result of the shelters?

Everyone at Prior Pursglove College loves the new shade sails. They have created fantastic focal points which have modernised the grounds and they work wonderfully as colourful shelters for students enjoying breaks, meals and socialising outside, year-round. The tensile fabric canopies have greatly improved facilities at the college and they make the areas memorable and enjoyable places to spend time. A&S Landscape was thrilled that the shelters have become so useful for staff and students alike, and hopes that everyone enjoys them for many years to come.

About the client

Prior Pursglove College is an institution that recruits a range of students undertaking A levels, BTECs and Level 2 courses, and helps them move onto higher education or apprenticeships. It guarantees ‘consistent, friendly and individual professional support’, has a good record of achievement, and offers part-time adult courses as evening classes, daytime classes and Saturday workshops. Prior Pursglove College has impressive facilities close to Guisborough town centre, which include a new £2 million Art and Media building with a specialist media suite and art studios, the 150-seat Middleton Lecture Theatre, a professional Drama and Performing Arts Theatre with a sprung dance floor, and newly refurbished Science labs. We found working with the team at the college to be thoroughly enjoyable and were struck by their caring attitude towards their students.

Prior Pursglove College is based in Guisborough, North Yorkshire. As it is a town situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Guisborough and the surrounding area offer stunning views and opportunities for walkers and cyclists. Fun evening entertainment can be found there in the form of thriving pubs and restaurants, plus a Rhythm and Blues Club. Also, tourists can enjoy a stroll through cobbled streets, find out more about local history at Guisborough Museum and experience the dramatic ruins of Gisborough Priory. Whatever you’re into, this town clearly has something to offer everyone.

Why are canopies so useful for colleges?

Grey canopy we designed for John Taylor High SchoolShelters have fantastic benefits for many different types of organisations, businesses and institutions, but why are they so useful for college campuses? Here are just a few reasons.

  • They extend facilities

Colleges have to cater to hundreds or even thousands of students and staff, so they need to provide many high-quality facilities. Shelters offer outdoor solutions that allow institutions to make the most of their grounds.

  • They are versatile

Canopies can be used in various ways, even within the same model! Whether a college has need of a dining canopy where people can eat undercover outside throughout the year or an outdoor classroom where students can learn in the fresh air, a shelter is often the ideal solution.

  • They improve visual appeal

Colleges often have to compete to attract students but canopies make campuses attractive places to spend time, which can give them the upper hand over nearby institutions.

No matter the style of your campus, the size of your population, or your location, this makes it clear that shelters can greatly improve colleges’ offerings to potential and current students. Give us a call on 01743 444100 today to discuss buying your own shelter.

What makes A&S Landscape unique within its market?

A&S Landscape launched in 1976 and has thrived through three generations of family ownership. Our strong principles have been unwavering for over 40 years, and we have always kept gaining our customers’ trust, providing top-quality expertise and offering excellent value for money at the heart of our business. Contact us by email at [email protected] to speak to our helpful team and start your canopy journey now.

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