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Waingels College in Berkshire Add Sheltered Areas

  • Sizes: 8000mm x 6000mm | 8000mm x 8000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Signal Yellow - RAL NO. 1003

  • Roof:
    • Opal

Motiva Duo™

Waingels College in Berkshire recognised that they had a lack of sheltered areas around their school campus. A&S Landscape came on board to give the students more options of where to sit outside during their breaks and lunchtimes.

The college installed three curved roof canopies from the Motiva range. The Motiva Duo shelters have ample room underneath for seating and many students can gather underneath to socialise. These three canopies are constructed from yellow steel with polycarbonate roofing. Underneath there is enough space for a total of 24 recycled plastic benches.

In addition, a fabric umbrella canopy from the Maxima range was also installed, made with waterproof PVC. This means the school can leave the fabric canopy up all-year-round, and the students can use it shelter from the rain. A practical, yet stylish, shelter solution.

The Benefits of Eating Outdoors and What Schools Can Do To Facilitate Alfresco Dining

There is a lot of research that shows the advantages of spending time outdoors; alleviating heart rate, blood pressure, stress hormones and muscle tension. It can even brighten your mood. Improvements in attention, memory and concentration have also been illustrated.

How does this effect children in school? Well, being indoors for a large amount of the day is linked to increased anxiety and depression. Couple this with the appeal of computer games and social media at home and you can see how vital it is to offer children as many opportunities to be outdoors during the school day as possible.

Spending time outdoors improves Vitamin D levels (an important hormone that helps to protect against a range of diseases such as osteoporosis, depression, heart attacks and stroke). It is revealed in studies that many of us do not get an adequate amount of this important vitamin, so more time outside is fundamental to help deal with this deficiency.

With the longest break in the school day being the lunch break, a good remedy is alfresco dining. More and more schools are bettering their outdoor areas, erecting outdoor dining spaces, with canopies, shade sails, umbrellas and even enclosed outdoor dining rooms. With growing pupil numbers, this is a solution to the increased pressure that existing dining rooms come under as schools grow.

Continue reading our blog post to discover how schools can resolve this problem and allow their students to spend more time outdoors.

Now the students of Waingels College have a choice of where to sit outside, even when the weather is poor. This allows them to enjoy the fresh air, which will refresh them ahead of their next lessons. Because the curved roof canopies are located next to the sports pitch, they can even be used when students are spectating. The new shelters are a real asset to the college campus and are very popular with both the students and staff. We’ve also installed a large curved roof canopy at Waingels College previously, and we hope to return again! And we’ve also worked with another great school in Berkshire, Southfield School, where we installed a cycle shelter.

A&S Landscape can help you complete your project successfully and stress-free. From the initial planning stages to installation, our installation team with be there every step of the way. Check out our gallery for inspiration or call us on 01743 444100 today. You can also request a free quote for any of our products on our website too.

We’ve worked with many other schools and businesses in Berkshire

EP Collier Primary School Add L Shaped Straight Roof Shelter

In collaboration with our building contractor client our team made a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in EP Collier Primary School Reading, Berkshire. The contract included one L Shaped Motiva™ Linear monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 15909/11925mm X 2500mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Langley Academy Primary School Add Sail Shade to Campus

In collaboration with our building contractor client we built a sail structure for Langley Academy Primary School Slough, Berkshire. The job involved three 4000mm X 4000mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sail structures comprising of one square sail on four uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.

Wall Mounted Red and Grey Sail Shades Designed for University Of Reading

We created a sail structure for University Of Reading Reading, Berkshire. Full details are: four 4000mm x 4000mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.

Sails we fitted at The Bulmershe SchoolThe Bulmershe School Add Red Sail Shades to Play Area

We constructed a sail structure at The Bulmershe School Woodlands Avenue, Berkshire. The job involved one 12000mm X 12000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of four square sails on nine uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings and four Bike Hoops installed.

Shelter we added to St Crispins SchoolSt Crispin’s School Add Three Playground Canopies with Polycarbonate Roofs

Working alongside our building contractor client our team constructed three straight polycarbonate roof canopies for St Crispin’s School London Road, Wokingham, Berkshire. Full details are: the supply and installation of three canopies.  One Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 5800mm X 1600mm.  Two Motiva™ Linear monopitch straight roof canopies to overall size of 3100mm x 2417mm and 5600mm x 5840mm all canopies included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

White Fabric Umbrella Canopy Installed at Charters School

A&S created a playground umbrella for Charters School Sunningdale, Berkshire. The contract included the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 6000mm X 6000mm.

Canopy added to Loddon Primary SchoolLoddon Primary School Add Straight Roof Playground Shelter

In combination with our building contractor client we created a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Loddon Primary School Earley, Reading, Berkshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 8610mm X 3000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.