Sharples School in Greater Manchester Adds Bespoke Dining Canopy

The bespoke dining canopy has benefited students and staff alike at Sharples School. They now have an amazing new area outdoors where they can eat, relax, and catch up with friends and colleagues all year round.

Project Specification

  • Product: Motiva Duo™
  • Steelwork:
    • Slate Grey - RAL NO. 7015

  • Roof:
    • Opal

  • Sides: Glass

What was the project brief?

Sharples School in Bolton was looking for a bespoke dining canopy that could help make break times and lunchtimes easier for students and extend its facilities outdoors. They wanted it to have glass panels to increase the protection it could provide from the unpredictable British weather, as well as have a modern design that reflected their values. The staff visited our website and loved our previous bespoke canopy work, so they contacted us to take on this exciting project.

What was our bespoke dining canopy solution?

For a product that could create their perfect custom canopy, the natural choice for Sharples School was a bespoke Motiva Duo™. Bespoke models can diverge from regular designs and be made to specific requirements, and installing one is a fantastic way of adding a truly special new facility to your school. Plus, the Motiva Duo™ has a curved roof that both looks aesthetically pleasing and means that those beneath it don’t have to worry about the rain. The team decided to have their shelter installed with glass panels to keep out the wind when children were eating outdoors, and Slate Grey steelwork and an Opal roof made for an appealing, contemporary look.

What was the result of the new shelter?

The bespoke dining canopy has benefited students and staff alike at Sharples School. They now have an amazing new area outdoors where they can eat, relax, and catch up with friends and colleagues all year round. What’s more, it could be used in other ways – including as an outdoor classroom shelter that would help to fit even more time in the fresh air into everyone’s school day. Lunchtimes are a simpler affair as students can choose to eat beneath the new dining shelter or in existing facilities. We were thrilled that the school was as impressed with their completed canopy as with the projects they saw on our website.

About the client

Sharples School is a secondary school that has the motto ‘Learn Dream Achieve’. They say on their website that they ‘encourage all students to work hard and to aim high in order to achieve academic success and fulfil their dreams for a rewarding future career’. They offer a wide variety of GCSE choices – such as Photography, Astronomy and Engineering – and they teach respect so each of their students can play a positive role in society. We enjoyed working with the staff at this school and appreciated their enthusiasm for our work.

Bolton in Greater Manchester is a town with a strong industrial heritage that lives on through the canals, cotton, railways and more. You can enjoy some of its history at attractions like Smithills Hall and Bolton Steam Museum. Many exciting events take place in Bolton, including one of the country’s biggest food and drink festivals, and there is beautiful countryside to enjoy in locations like Jumbles Country Park.

What other types of canopy can benefit secondary schools?

Covered MUGA at Zaytouna Primary SchoolThere are many different shelters that can be useful to schools with students of an older age range. Here are just a few that you might like to consider adding to your institution.

1. Shade sails

These striking shelters are fantastic at bringing colourful focal points to outdoor spaces and adding character to architecture. Shade sails work well as covered relaxation areas and the myriad of colours they are available in means they can suit any institution’s site and branding.

2. Entrance canopies

Installing a shelter at the entrance of a school can keep valued visitors out of the rain and aid them in finding the way in to the building. They act as effective yet unobtrusive signposts and they can be adapted to suit any entrance.

3. Covered MUGA

Covered Multi Use Games Areas offer year-round protection from the elements to students playing anything from football to hockey and cricket to archery. These extensive facilities give a boost to the physical education of all the children at your school as they allow more of them to enjoy a wider range of sports. Also, Covered MUGA™ can even be used as valuable, additional exam spaces.

Would you like to know more about how a product from our shelter range could have benefits for your school? Just give us a call on 01743 444100 today and we’ll answer all of your questions.

What accreditations does A&S Landscape hold?

Our many industry-specific accreditations make us stand out from the competition in the covered area solutions market. Our CHAS Premium Plus accreditation gives you confidence in our health and safety, while being an accredited supplier on Incensu demonstrates our value for money, quality and reliability. If you want to talk to us about our experience as canopy and shelter specialists or our previous projects, email us now at [email protected]

Read more about our canopy installations in Manchester below

Our Lady’s RC High School Create Outdoor Dining Area with Canopy

Our engineers created a curved roof canopy in Our Lady’s RC High School, Alworth Road, Blackley, Manchester. The full contract involved one Motiva Duo™ duopitch curved roof canopy measuring 12000mm X 8000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish with polycarbonate side panels to two 12m length and one 8m length.

Large Curved Roof Canopy Designed for Blessed John Henry Newman RC College

Shelter we made for Blessed John Henry Newman RC CollegeWe designed a curved roof canopy at Blessed John Henry Newman RC College, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester. The job involved one Motiva Duo™ duopitch curved roof canopy measuring 18800mm X 7000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Enclosed Dining Area Shelter Manufactured for St Cuthbert’s RC High School

We designed a curved roof canopy with roller shutters for St Cuthbert’s RC High School, Rochdale, Greater Manchester. The contract included one Motiva Duo™ duopitch curved roof canopy measuring 16600mm X 7000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.  This included for the formation of bases, backfill and making good of the surfaces. Supply and installation two 4700mm and one 2512mm wide electrically operated roller shutter doors and the rest of the sides with glazed panels.

Fabric Roof Canopies Designed for St Clare’s RC Primary School

Fabric canopies we installed at St Clares RC SchoolWe produced three Maxima StarSail™ canopies at St Clare’s RC Primary School, Manchester, Greater Manchester. The contract included the supply and installation of four StarSails. One Maxima StarSail™ tensile shadecloth fabric structure supported on a single upright measuring 6000mm X 6000mm, two Maxima StarSail™ tensile shadecloth fabric structures each supported on a single upright measuring 5000mm X 5000mm and one Maxima StarSail™ tensile shadecloth fabric structure supported on a single upright measuring 6000mm X 6000mm. In addition to this there were also four post protector pads and a two 3 seater bench.

Saddleworth School Add Playground Shelter

Our team erected a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Saddleworth School, Uppermill, Oldham, Greater Manchester. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 11000mm X 9000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 5000mm X 5000mm.