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Umbrella canopy at Westmeads Community Infants School in Kent

Posted on 03/03/2019

The school was mindful that they needed an area which protected the children from UV rays in the summer and the wet weather in the winter.

Project – Bright new Umbrella shelter at school in Whitstable

Product – Maxima Umbrella

Requirement – Westmeads Community Infants School had a lovely playground, they had plenty of space with seating and bicycle racks, but there was something missing … shelter. The school was mindful that they needed an area which protected the children from UV rays in the summer and the wet weather in the winter. Given their location, the playground had a beach theme so they wanted something that would complement this at the same time as meeting their shelter needs.

Solution – A&S Landscape have a wide range of products, from the Motiva range of steel and polycarbonate canopies to the Maxima range of shade cloth and PVC fabric canopies. This time the school chose the stylish Maxima Umbrella shelter with one post. The Umbrella was installed at 6000mm x 6000mm to offer a nice large area of protection. The fabric chosen was PVC and this meant that it offered shelter from rain as well as shade from UV rays. In Lagoon Blue, against a Signal Yellow post, the Umbrella looked fantastic as part of the beach themed playground.

Result – The playground now looks complete with it’s bright, striking canopy. The Umbrella has created some shaded seating and offers many options for the children. They can have reading sessions outside, playtime games with friends or just some time to relax out of the sun and rain.

Find Out More – If you are thinking about a similar project, take a look at our gallery which contains more than 1500 images of projects that we have completed. It is a good place to look for some inspiration. You can always call us directly if you would like to chat through the options, we would be glad to help.