Mendip Walkway - Coleg Gwent

Tensile Fabric Shade Canopy

Project Outline

Coleg Gwent is a college situated just outside Cardiff in Wales that prides itself on being a flagship provider of A-levels and vocational courses. A thorough refurbishment in 2010 has created an attractive and eco-friendly environment in which the students can academically further themselves, complete with solar panels, biomass boiler and rainwater harvesting.

Mendip Walkway - Coleg Gwent

Our Solution

To improve the recreational facilities for students the college wanted an exterior covered seating area, enabling the students to relax outside in comfort - even in the scorching Welsh summers and often damp winters. By choosing one of our standard structures, the Mendip Walkway, they managed to get the most from their budget. Despite being a pre-designed structure the Mendip Walkway can be extended ad infinitum, in this instance they required a length of four bays. If needed the structure can also accommodate changes in level and direction - standard has never been so adaptable. The lack of tie-rods on the steelwork means there are no trip hazards too, leaving only clean, sculptural lines for the students to relax beneath in style.

Covered walkway canopy for a college break out area
Covered walkway fabric canopy for a college break out area

Project Summary

Client
Coleg Gwent
Location
Crosskeys, Coleg Gwent, Gwent
Date
2010
Contractor
Leadbitter Construction
Fabric
PVC
Product
Standard Fabric Canopies
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance