The Peele Community College recognised the importance of providing a covered outside space which could be used throughout the year. A fabric shade sail was chosen and then installed by A&S Landscape.
A Maxima Sail structure was added to the campus, made up of two square sails. The college chose the colours victoria blue and celadon for the fabric, which works well with the slate grey steelwork featured on the six posts. In total, the canopy measures 8000mm X 4000mm, so there is plenty of covered space created.
The sails were made with a waterproof PVC material, so the area can be used throughout the year. From rainy mornings to sunny afternoons, the shade sail will provide great protection against the elements. The Peele Community College decided to add benches to the space, so the students can eat, work and socialise comfortably. Now when the inside study rooms are full, there is a new alternative option outside. This is will be the perfect spot to relax in around exam periods, as students can get some fresh air to clear their minds.
With intake figures rising nationally, more and more schools and colleges are choosing to install canopies to create more space. This cost-effective solution is quicker than having to add a new building and typically doesn’t require planning permission.
A&S Landscape offers a range of fabric canopies, including shade sails, tepee, umbrella and StarSail designs. Browse our gallery for more inspiration or read about our other projects here. You can also call our friendly team to discuss your options on 01743 444100.