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“A&S Landscape are an extremely professional company, they could not have done more to make this project go smoothly.”
Business Manager, St Wilfrid’s High School
“A&S Landscape was aware of all health and safety considerations and there was no disruption to the school.”
Caretaker, Branston Community Academy
“They took into consideration all of the practicalities that made the end product just what we wanted it to be.”
Business Manager, Our Lady’s RC High School
Ashcott Playing Fields is a recreational ground consisting of three football fields, a park with play equipment, a pavilion, and changing facilities. It is located in the small village of Ashcott, Somerset, and is used by local sports teams, local residents and visitors. Although the area provided a great place to appreciate the natural environment, they were lacking inadequate shelter. Parents often came to watch their children play football or on the play equipment, rain or shine. Without the weather protection, they either got very wet or risked being burnt in the sun!
The canopy had to be relatively large to allow for people to gather underneath, as a viewing area for parents while their children played in the park, or for the spectators at a sports match. With minimal uprights and measuring at 4m x 4m, the Maxima Umbrella™ would provide the maximum amount of covered space, provide all of the necessary weather protection, while also being a cost-effective solution. The canopy was installed next to the park, providing a perfectly located shelter for parents accompanying their children.
With a rating of five stars from the team at Ashcott Playing Fields, we think that this canopy may have gone down very well! They are over the moon with the shelter and have already received many compliments from parents, families and friends who can now watch the games under the comfort of the canopy.
The already amazing village facilities have been further improved with the addition of the PVC waterproof fabric canopy, there is now no huddling under umbrellas, or squinting from the sun! Any facility within the public realm must be of the highest quality for the safety and wellbeing of the public, but it has to be said that this particular canopy is one to be rivalled with!
“We love it, we’ve had lots of compliments about it. People have used it to shelter as they watch the football and we are delighted!”
– Ashcott Playing Fields
Ashcott Playing fields are a registered charity who are responsible for maintaining and developing the playing fields for the benefit of the public. Facilitating their visitors to enjoy the natural environment is high on their list of priorities, and this was obvious from their canopy project. They were a brilliant organisation to work with, sharing our passion for the great outdoors, and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.
With outdoor public spaces, there comes a responsibility to the organisation that manages the area to ensure that they are accessible at all times of the year. Fresh air, natural green space and outdoor exercise all have massively positive impacts on both physical and mental health, and playing out in the cold can even boost a child’s immune system! Whatever the weather, venturing to the park or spectating a football match should not be a problem if there is inadequate shelter from the weather. Without the shade in the summer, there is the risk of sun damage, and standing out in the rain is just no fun at all. Nevertheless, being outside should not be compromised.
As well as the practical benefits, a shelter can be as big of a statement as you like. It can bring a sense of character to a park, encouraging more people to visit. As well as the bold range of fabric canopies A&S Landscape has to offer, including the wide variety of shade sails, there are many others that can help you bring a sense of identity to your park. You could try a multicoloured polycarbonate roof, or a custom made bespoke canopy, you are limited only by your imagination!
A&S Landscape has designed, manufactured, and installed thousands of canopies across the UK. In the 44 years we have operated as a family-run business, we have maintained our core values which have upheld the integrity, efficiency and reliability of our service. We have worked with public bodies, NHS trusts, local authorities, as well as some impressive world-class organisations such as The Football Association and Team GB. Whatever your outdoor cover needs look no further than A&S Landscape. We’ve got you covered!
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