Your browser version is out of date and poses a signifigant security risk. Please update your browser to view this site.
Shop

Add a canopy to receive a free quote

Send Request Remove All
Contact Search

The Harvey Grammar School in Kent Add White Fabric Tepee Canopies

  • Size: 21000mm X 7000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Ultramarine Blue

  • Fabric:
    • White - RAL NO. 9010

To meet the needs of The Harvey Grammar School, our tensile canopy system solution was the Maxima Tepee™.

What was the project brief?

The Harvey Grammar School, which is located in Folkestone, Kent, is a school with a long and illustrious history. Whilst the origins of the school date back to 1674, they wanted to ensure that the demands of a modern campus were properly catered for.

Offering education to boys between the ages of 11 and 18 years, the school is a busy place with lots going on. From sport to drama and technology, they have an industrious campus that they are continuously developing to ensure that the learning environment delivers on the needs of their pupils. To this end, they approached A&S Landscape for expert input on developing plans to add an area of outdoor cover to help them to deliver on this plan. The aim was to incorporate a tensile canopy system into their estate.

What was our tensile canopy system solution?

Fabric tepee shelters we installed at The Harvey Grammar SchoolWith an array of choice from our fabric canopy product range, The Harvey Grammar School had certainly come to the right place for help! With everything from sun shade canopies to fully waterproof PVC covered cantilever umbrella canopies, there is a design to suit every need. When it comes to commercial school projects, there is lots to think about, and our expertise in this field put us in a great place to help them.

To meet the needs of The Harvey Grammar School, our tensile canopy system solution was the Maxima Tepee™. This product works well either as an individual free standing canopy unit, with sizes from three metres up to an impressive fifteen metres, or grouped together in a modular format. The modular format worked particularly well for the location and design that The Harvey Grammar School management team had in mind. We therefore designed, manufactured and installed three Maxima Tepee™ shelters covering an impressive 21 metre by 7 metre footprint.

In terms of customisation, The Harvey Grammar School selected from our extensive colour palette of both steel and waterproof fabric shades. The end design was completed in Ultramarine Blue (RAL 5002) steel with White (RAL 9010) fabric canopy cover.

What was the result of their tensile canopy system?

The final installation was a fresh looking, practical design of three Maxima Tepee™ shelters grouped together. The Maxima product range has a really fun aesthetic and creates an attractive impression when grouped together in a design like The Harvey Grammar School project.

But it’s not just how great these structures look that makes them a good option, it’s the practicality that they bring with them that’s the real winner. The Harvey Grammar School now have a fully sheltered area on the campus that can be used for a multitude of different purposes. Whether it’s outdoor dining, or even outdoor learning, the space generated from an area of cover like this can definitely create something that both pupils and teachers alike will use and appreciate. Now, whether it’s meeting up with friends at break times, or taking some time out to eat lunch in the fresh air, the boys at Harvey Grammar have another fabulous school resource to enhance their learning environment.

About the client

The seaside town of Folkestone on the Kent coast is home to The Harvey Grammar School. This port town has long been an important hub for transport links across the Channel. No wonder, then, that during World War II the town became a prohibited area. As a result, the school was evacuated all the way to Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales.

We referred earlier to The Harvey Grammar School’s distinguished history which dates back to 1674. Founded by Dr William Harvey, who is said to be the first doctor to have discovered how blood circulated through the body, it’s history develops further with the words in the school motto ‘Redoutable et Fougueux’. These words are attributed to one of Dr Harvey’s descendants, Admiral Sir Eliab Harvey, whose ship, during the Battle of Trafalgar, forced the surrender of two French ships by those names. ‘Redoutable et Fougueux’ was then adopted as the family motto and enshrined into the school’s history.

Why invest in a tensile canopy system?

Tepees we installed at Wright Robinson CollegeMany of our previous clients will agree that there are myriad advantages to commissioning a custom canopy system from our quality range of options. Here are our top five reasons for investing in one:

  1. They represent an efficient and cost-effective alternative to a traditional brick and mortar construction.
  2. Installing a canopy gives you a flexible, multipurpose area on your campus to improve the learning environment.
  3. Additional outdoor shelter takes the pressure off busy campus areas like canteen facilities.
  4. Once installed, they are low maintenance and long-lasting.
  5. The versatility of design and additional features mean that there is a solution for just about every size of space.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a look at some of our past projects and customer feedback to see for yourself the vast array of practical uses for canopy covers on senior school sites.

How A&S Landscape can help you

Offering our customers a range of tried and tested brands, we can help with even the most complex of needs. Our team of experts have previously delivered bespoke canopy solutions to clients across a range of sectors, and this, combined with our particular experience of working with schools, means there is little that we cannot do when it comes to canopy installation. As a company with over 44 years of trading history in the canopy sector, our reputation is second to none.

To find out how we can help with your shelter solution requirements, contact our team today and we will happily answer your questions.

Learn more about our other projects located in Kent

Blue Fabric Umbrella Canopy Designed for Glebe School

We produced a playground umbrella for Glebe School West Wickham, Kent. The full contract involved the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 4000mm X 4000mm.

Straight roof shelter we designed for Haberdashers Aske Knights AcademyHaberdashers Askes Knights Academy Install Straight Roof Shelter

A&S designed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Haberdashers Askes Knights Academy Bromley , Kent. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 14250mm X 4000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.  Supplied and installed including for all groundworks and dismantling/removal of existing canopy.

Fabric Umbrella Canopy Manufactured for Westmeads Community Infant School

Our team produced a playground umbrella at Westmeads Community Infant School Cromwell Road Whitstable Kent Cromwell Road, Whitstable, Kent. The job involved the supply and installation of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 6000mm X 6000mm.

Hythe Primary School Add Shelter with Polycarbonate Roofing

Our team built a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Hythe Primary School Hythe, Kent. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 8000mm X 4000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Canopy installed at Ethelbert Road SchoolColourful Playground Canopy Installed at Ethelbert Road Primary School

We produced a curved roof canopy for Ethelbert Road Primary School Ethelbert Road, Faversham, Kent. The full contract involved one Motiva Duo™ duopitch curved roof canopy measuring 8000mm X 5800mm, with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

All Faiths Children’s Academy Add Fabric Structure to Play Area

A&S designed a playground umbrella for All Faiths Children’s Academy Rochester, Kent. The job involved the supply and installation of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 5000mm X 5000mm.

Shade Sail Fitted at South Avenue Primary School Playground

In combination with our trade partner our team designed a shade sail structure at South Avenue Primary School South Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent. The contract included one 10000mm x 6000mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sail structure comprising of two sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.

St Thomas More Primary School Create Outdoor Sheltered Space With Canopies

Our team made a straight polycarbonate roof canopy and triangle sail at St Thomas More Primary School Sheldon Road, Bexleyheath, Kent. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 7700mm X 2250mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish. One 7800mm X 11700mm X 7600mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric triangle sail including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.