Portrush

Tensile Fabric Amphitheatre Canopy

Project Outline

Portrush is a seaside town in Northern Ireland, well known for it’s extensive sandy beaches and a favourite holiday destination for generations of tourists. In an effort to maintain the seafront as a jewel in the tourism crown, Coleraine Council have undertaken extensive redevelopment of the Station Square area in Portrush - this includes an amphitheatre used for public performances and entertainment on the seafront. Given the exposed location and lively meteorological conditions, a canopy formed an essential addition to the outdoor entertainment hub. 

Portrush

Our Solution

The fabric canopy from our pre-designed range is the Cambrian, which is manufactured in one complete piece and will withstand the worst weather Northern Ireland can muster. Indeed it is this weather that caused the only complications during installation, high wind speeds making it unsafe to unfurl the untensioned canopy. Luckily for all involved a break in the weather allowed Base to complete the install just in time - for Portrush the show can well and truly go on. 

 

Results

A sweeping, shell-like fabric canopy embraces the amphitheatre to lend shelter to both performers and tourists. The two main inclined masts support the fabric canopy, reflecting the maritime history of the location. 

Tensile fabric canopy for a performance space in Portrush
Fabric performance canopy
Fabric stage canopy

Project Summary

Client
Coleraine Council
Location
Portrush, Northern Ireland
Date
2012
Architect
Paul Hogarth
Contractor
FP McCann Ltd
Fabric
PVC
Product
Standard Fabric Canopies
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance