St Alphonsus Primary School Playground Canopy
St Alphonsus Primary School Playground Canopy
St Alphonsus Primary School Playground Canopy

St Alphonsus RC Primary School in Greater Manchester Adds Nursery Canopy

The nursery shelter is very popular at St Alphonsus RC Primary School; it has been an essential part of improvements to create a more extensive nursery, and the adaptability of the structure means that the children can now get outside for all sorts of reasons.

Project Specification

  • Product: Motiva Linear™
  • Size: 13600mm X 3000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Gentian Blue - RAL NO. 5010

  • Roof:
    • Opal

What was the project brief?

St Alphonsus RC Primary School in Stretford, Manchester wanted to install a shelter as part of works to create a larger nursery on its grounds. They needed something with a colourful look that would encourage play and creativity, a durable build that would keep out all kinds of unpleasant weather, and a versatile design that would allow the canopy to function as a playground shelter, outdoor classroom shelter, or whatever covered space the school needed. The staff contacted A&S Landscape, who was ready to take on this challenge and provide a fantastic, affordable solution.

What was our nursery shelter solution?

There were lots of different elements to consider when planning out this project but, after considering the various products available, St Alphonsus RC Primary School decided that the Motiva Linear™ was the right choice for its needs. This monopitch model has solid steel framework and a strong, straight roof design that has no trouble shielding people beneath it from rain or wind. Built to specifications of 13600mm X 3000mm, it was also large enough to accommodate many youngsters and staff at once – whether they were playing, learning or moving around the nursery building outdoors. The Gentian Blue steelwork and Opal roof lent a classic but bright feel to the architecture of the site and created a welcoming space for the children to enjoy spending time.

What was the result of the new canopy?

The nursery shelter is very popular at St Alphonsus RC Primary School; it has been an essential part of improvements to create a more extensive nursery, and the adaptability of the structure means that the children can now get outside for all sorts of reasons throughout the day! The straight roof design is attractive, works visually well with the existing buildings and is an effective form of shelter, while the colours bring the area to life. A&S Landscape was pleased that the team at the school had fallen in love with the canopy and wishes them good luck with the remainder of their work in expanding the nursery.

About the client

This institution is based in Stretford, Manchester. The town is the home of Manchester United Football Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club. The wider city is packed with attractions of cultural and historical interest – including the gothic Manchester Cathedral and the Imperial War Museum North – and Greater Manchester offers beautiful walks in places like Hollingworth Lake and Heaton Park. It is certainly an interesting place for local children to grow up in.

St Alphonsus RC Primary School helps its pupils to enjoy their learning by providing them with a rich and varied curriculum. It cultivates a ‘caring Christian community and everyone is valued equally’, and it places a lot of emphasis on ensuring that everyone is happy and thriving in a safe, secure environment. We really enjoyed working with the hard-working team at this school and appreciated their welcoming and friendly approach towards our collaboration on this project.

Why choose a nursery canopy?

The Spring Trust Colourful CanopyAdding a shelter to your facility when you have younger children in mind is a wonderful way to improve your offerings and allow them to experience the benefits of being outdoors more often. Thanks to a canopy, playtime outside doesn’t have to stop when it rains, as they provide excellent coverage all year round and staff also don’t have to worry about wet clothes and shoes in classrooms. They come in a huge variety of brightly coloured designs, with everything from Signal Yellow steelwork to Violet polycarbonate roofing – ideal for revolutionising spaces and inspiring young minds. Plus, you can choose from many different shelter types to adapt to your needs too, like a free standing canopy for a dining area or a waterproof sail shade to spruce up your playground.

If this sounds like something that would benefit your nursery or school, why not get in touch today? Send us an email at [email protected] and one of our team will get back to you to discuss your exciting shelter journey.

What makes A&S Landscape a reliable company?

As well as having a forward-thinking ethos and a fantastic reputation built up over more than four decades, we hold a range of industry-specific accreditations that let you know that we always provide high-quality products and customer service. These include accreditations with the Contractor Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and Constructionline. If you need further assurance, take a look at our dozens of testimonials that show our customers’ satisfaction with our projects. Call A&S Landscape now on 01743 444100 to receive all the answers to your canopy questions – we look forward to hearing from you.

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