Rachel House

Car Park Canopy

Project Outline

Rachel House in Kinross is owned by the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). The primary function of this charity is to offer their services free of charge to children with life-shortening illnesses and also support for their parents. 

Rachel House

Our Solution

This barrel-vaulted fabric form is suspended in a bird-wing style steel frame to form a striking entrance canopy. All the rainwater is collected and diverted to ground via the galvanised steel columns. 

Silicon coated Glassfibre fabric was specified as it offers many benefits over its PVC counterpart. It displays a very high degree of translucency at 40%, a lifespan in excess of 30 years and is flame retardant to the highest UK standards achieving BS476 parts 6 and 7. 

Results

This canopy has been designed with the future in mind and as such it will provide this very worthwhile charity a high quality structure for the many years to come! 

Tensile fabric car park canopy
Tensile fabric car park canopy
Tensile fabric car park canopy

Project Summary

Client
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland
Location
Kinross, Scotland
Date
2011
Architect
Gray, Marshall & Associates
Contractor
John Dennis & Co.
Fabric
Silicone-glass
Product
Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance