Barry Island

Seafront Tensile Fabric Canopy Shelters

Project Outline

Following the closure of the famous Barry Island holiday camp in the 1990’s, much of the site was developed into housing. With a desire to regenerate the area and grow the number of visitors once again, a £3.3m project began in 2012 to give the seaside promenade a much needed face lift. The 4.7 acre site was turned into a mix of restaurants and cafes with a cinema, bowling alley, 124 flats and rows of beach huts. And what better way to compliment this new development, than an architectural embellishment including multiple tensile fabric canopies.

Barry Island

Our Solution

A bespoke, asymmetrical inclined single conic structure stands proud on the seafront, providing essential protection from the heat of the Barry Island sun (and perhaps the occasional rain). A row of six 1P600 Chiltern standard fabric canopies also adorn the seafront, elegant single post umbrella structures that will be permanently ‘up’, rain or shine, no matter what the weather throws at the Welsh coastline.

 

Results

The site was officially handed over to the Council in December 2014 with Councillor Lis Burnett commenting, “Hopefully now Barry Island can become the jewel in the crown of the Vale that we always knew it could be.”

Seafront Tensile Fabric Canopy Shelters Base Structures
Seafront Tensile Fabric Canopy Shelters Base Structures
Seafront Tensile Fabric Canopy shelters Base Structures

Project Summary

Client
Vale of Glamorgan
Location
Wales
Date
2014
Contractor
WRW construction Ltd
Fabric
PVC
Product
Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance