Covered Dining area at The Chase School Worcestershire
Sycamore Academy in Nottingham is a school where standards and expectations are very high. They take great pride in all they do. They needed to add some shelter on-site to a space between two school buildings. The sheltered area would offer protection to people as they moved around school.
Ultramarine Blue - RAL NO. 5002
A&S Landscape was delighted to discuss the canopy options available. Our Motiva range of canopies are steel and polycarbonate and they come in a number of different designs; straight roof, curved roof and cantilever. The canopy chosen was a Motiva Linear monopitch at 9300mm x 4500mm. This included aluminium gutters and downpipes which will manage the rainwater effectively.
The canopy has Marine Blue (RAL 5002) steelwork and clear polycarbonate roofing. It also has post pads for added safety. The children, staff and visitors at Sycamore Academy are no longer exposed to the elements as they move around school. Whether shade from the sunshine or shelter from the rain, the canopy is doing its job and looking very smart at the same time.
As we know, the school-age population has been rising. The amount of five to ten year old pupils in primary schools increased by 446,000 (13%) between 2010 and 2016.
The Department for Education has the responsibility to create the 420,000 new school places that are required between 2016 and 2021 and there are many ways that this can be completed. New schools are being created, free schools are being funded and current schools are being given capital funding to uphold, enhance and extend facilities. With capital being overstretched, one way that schools are using this capital funding is to make the most of their outside space. Whether to build new classrooms or to add sheltered spaces which can have a great deal of different uses.
Want to see more? Read the rest of our blog to learn how you can utilise shelters to improve upon your school’s facilities.
Should you be considering a similar project, please get in touch. We would be happy to make suggestions and discuss design options with you. There are so many products available and we know that some expert advice is always welcome. To see images of our projects you can take a look at our gallery for some inspiration.
Blue Sail Shade Added to Playground at Nottingham Girls’ High School
Our engineers produced a waterproof sail structure for Nottingham Girls’ High School Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The full contract involved one 5000mm x 5000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of one square sail on four uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings and four post protector pads.
Polycarbonate Roofing Added to Cycle Store at Holy Trinity Catholic Primary Nursery
In collaboration with our building contractor client A&S erected a canopy for Holy Trinity Catholic Primary Nursery 94 Boundary Road, Nottinghamshire. The job involved supply and installation of two polycarbonate sheets to existing single cycle store, including for the dismantling and removal of the existing sheeting.
Willow Brook Primary School Install Fabric Umbrella Canopy to Playground
Working for a commercial partner A&S erected a playground umbrella at Willow Brook Primary School Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. The job involved the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 8000mm X 8000mm.
The Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy Add Straight Roof Canopy to Play Area
Working alongside our building contractor client our team designed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for The Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy Aspley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The contract included one Motiva™ Cantilever straight roof canopy measuring 2400mm X 1800mm.
Secure Bike Shelter Installed at Ashby School
We created a cycle store at Ashby School Nottingham Road, Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire. The full contract involved one Cyclo ‘City’ cycle store unit measuring 12320mm x 2000mm allowing for 15 cycle racks to accommodate 30 cycles.
Green Play Area Canopies Designed for Burntstump Seely Academy
Working with our building contractor client our team erected two straight polycarbonate roof canopies at Burntstump Seely Academy Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 9000mm X 4000mm and one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 4000mm X 4000mm.
St Johns C Of E Primary School Install Playground Shelter
In combination with our building contractor client our team produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in St Johns C Of E Primary School Worksop, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 11400mm X 5820mm.
St Anns Well School Add Straight Roof Canopy with Polycarbonate Roof
Working alongside our building contractor client our team built a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in St Anns Well School Hungerhill Rd, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 7600mm X 7000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.