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The Centre of Excellence in Yorkshire Adds Outdoor Canopy

  • Size: 12000mm X 2600mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Umbra Grey - RAL NO. 7022

  • Roof:
    • Opal

Motiva Linear™

The Centre of Excellence (The Beehive) was thrilled with the outdoor shelter. It offers a covered area which can adapt to different visitors’ needs – whether they want to have a peaceful break in the fresh air when it’s spitting with rain, or play outdoors even though it’s windy.

What was the project brief?

The Centre of Excellence (The Beehive) in York wanted to add a shelter to their brand new facilities so young visitors with complex disabilities and their families could spend time in the fresh air in any weather. This covered area needed to adjoin the building, look modern, provide excellent shelter from the elements and be versatile to visitors’ needs – whether they wanted to use it for outdoor play or to create a quiet outdoor space.

A&S Landscape was delighted to be contacted by this essential centre. They quickly got to work to find a canopy that would suit their needs and be beneficial to everyone using the facilities.

What was our shelter solution?

Playground canopy we made for Centre of ExcellenceFollowing talks about the different models available, the Centre of Excellence chose the Motiva Linear™. Built to measure specifications of 12000mm X 2600mm, the shelter was large enough to offer protection from the rain and wind for visitors and multiple family members at once – no matter how they wanted to use the outside space. This particular design works excellently when adjoined to buildings, thanks to its clever monopitch (asymmetric) roof where one side is higher than the other. The centre picked out Opal polycarbonate for the durable and practical straight roof, plus Umbra Grey steelwork; the colours easily complemented each other and the facilities, and they added a modern feel.

What was the result of their new canopy?

The Centre of Excellence was thrilled with the outdoor shelter. It offers a covered area which can adapt to different visitors’ needs – whether they want to have a peaceful break in the fresh air when it’s spitting with rain, or play outdoors even though it’s windy. It could even be used as an outdoor classroom gazebo if they want to experience some learning outside. The canopy cover is situated in a large outside space and increases its attractive, relaxing feel. Now disabled children and young people – and their parents – can enjoy time outside in every season while staying at and using the centre.

A&S Landscape was happy to hear that the canopy would help visitors to get the benefits of spending time outdoors in this important part of the community.


“The installed product looks very good, and we are pleased with the final result.”

The Centre of Excellence (The Beehive)

About the client

The Centre of Excellence (The Beehive) offers short overnight breaks to young people and children with disabilities, as well as a variety of support services to help them remain with their communities and families. It is thought to be one of the first facilities of its kind in the UK and is an essential part of the lives of many young people who have learning disabilities, autism and additional health needs. It provides everything from accessible accommodation to safe spaces for play and quiet rooms. A&S Landscape loved working on this incredibly worthy project and co-ordinating with the dedicated staff at the centre to ensure that the canopy would benefit their visitors.

The Centre of Excellence is located in York, a city brimming with interesting and fun attractions for youngsters using the centre and their families to enjoy. It boasts thirty world-class museums, the York Dungeon, the iconic York Minster and so much more – and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales are right on its doorstep! This city also has an exciting cultural scene, so it’s sure to have something for everyone.

What are some other possible uses of a straight roof canopy?

Straight roof shelter we designed for Haberdashers Aske Knights AcademyStraight roof canopies are incredibly versatile and can be applied to many different needs and situations. They can form stylish covered walkways, which can bring unity to schools or businesses with multiple buildings and shield those walking between them from the rain. They work well as dining canopies for students and staff to enjoy lunch in the fresh air throughout the year, and also can be used to create outdoor classroom buildings. If you’re interested in installing a straight roof canopy at your organisation, give us a call on 01743 444100 now to find out more information about our products.

Why consider A&S Landscape?

Here at A&S Landscape, we are proud to offer a wide range of products. From the duopitch (symmetric) curved roof Motiva Duo™ for a fantastic freestanding canopy, to the Motiva Entro™ to fix your entrance shelter needs and the Maxima StarSail™ to add a modern fabric shelter to outdoor areas, we have a canopy for everyone. Send us an email at [email protected] or call us on 01743 444100 today to speak to our friendly team and discuss your shelter options.

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