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Loddon Primary School in Reading Commission A Linear Canopy Cover

  • Steelwork:
    • Basalt Grey - RAL 7012

  • Roof:
    • Clear

Motiva Linear™

Loddon Primary School gained a fabulous outdoor area with their new wall canopy. Designed and built with specifications that maximised the amount of covered space, the area created offers a practical location for outdoor play as well as learning.

What was the project brief?

Canopy added to Loddon Primary SchoolLoddon Primary School, located in the town of Earley, has an enviable site. With a new school building, an open-air swimming pool, sports fields and wildlife areas, this is a wonderful place for the children to learn and have fun. The school wanted to go one step further with the site and provide a covered canopy area with multifunctional appeal and a high degree of practicality. To be located along a side of their building, the school already had d a linear structure in mind, but they needed some practical help and advice to make it happen.

The brief given to A&S Landscape for this project was to help the school to get even more use out of its outdoor space. With such a wonderful site already, this was no easy task! The outdoor space at Loddon Primary School already had lots to recommend it, and so there was a need to design their canopy cover in a way that fitted seamlessly with the existing surroundings.

What was our canopy cover solution?

The perfect solution for this project was the Motiva Linear™ canopy. From its name, it’s easy to envisage why it would work so perfectly alongside an existing school building. This unobtrusive product looks great running parallel to an existing building. Despite the sleek look that this canopy cover solution creates, it’s built from a robust metal canopy frame, with the option to choose from either a galvanised finish or a specific colour from our Dura-coat™ colour finish range.

With a polycarbonate roof system, shelter is created as a barrier from the rain. But the polycarbonate also has an additional benefit of creating a barrier to the sun’s rays too. This means that the covered area is cooler on warm days and the sun’s glare is diminished. This is great news for teachers who want to use their covered area for outdoor lessons.

What was the result?

Loddon Primary School gained a fabulous outdoor area with their new wall canopy. Designed and built with specifications that maximised the amount of covered space, the area created offers a practical location for outdoor play as well as learning.

The finish selected for the steelwork was Basalt Grey (RAL 7012), which was a great complement to the modern redbrick building behind. Loddon Primary School decided to choose a clear polycarbonate for the roofing, enabling warm, diffused light to filter through.

Testimonials/client feedback

The management team of Loddon Primary School was exceptionally pleased with their finished result. They said:

“The A&S Landscape team works very well together. They have the right attitude, communicate proactively and have strong leadership at the helm.”

About the client

Loddon Primary School has plenty of fantastic facilities to boast about. With their fabulous school site, there is lots for prospective pupils to get excited about. They teach children all the way from the age of two to 11 years old and were deemed a ‘Good’ school in their last Ofsted report.

The area of Earley itself has lots to be proud about too. Earley was previously said to have been number ten in the list of the best places to live in Britain. According to residents of the area the great schools, like Loddon Primary School, and lovely green spaces are just two of the many reasons why this is such a wonderful place to live.

Why invest in a canopy cover?

Ditton Primary School Enclosed CanopySchools approach A&S Landscape for help in solving a wide range of problems. The top three reasons that our clients invest in a custom canopy are:

  1. They can often be used to solve more than one problem. A metal canopy like the one installed at Loddon Primary School can not only create additional outdoor playing space but can also be used for outdoor dining or other uses.
  2. They offer a versatile option when it comes to creating practical spaces. The canopy architecture of the Motiva Linear™ can be designed to accommodate almost any dimensions.
  3. They offer a safe, durable way to create additional zoned spaces in the school grounds. When we’re designing your canopy cover, we take account of its intended uses, dimensions, and undertake calculations such as snow-loading to ensure you have the safest possible solution which will stand up to whatever the elements throw at it.

Why choose A&S Landscape?

All of the products that A&S Landscape offer are quality assured. We offer market-leading guarantees on our products and our work. Our company is accredited with a range of industry bodies, and our customer satisfaction levels are strong. Our team are proud of the standards that we achieve and are always wanting to ensure that new customers receive the very best of care and attention.

If you would like to know more about how A&S Landscape can help you, get in touch with us today on 01743 444100 or at [email protected].

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