St Bartholomew's School

Twin Cone Tensile Fabric School Canopy

Project Outline

Wilmott Dixon contracted Base to design, supply and manufacture this twin cone tensile fabric PVC courtyard canopy measuring approx 42m x 31m in plan. 

St Bartholomew's School

Our Solution

The fabric structure is connected to the supporting steelwork by a series of clamp plates around the perimeter. The fabric canopy is also supported and tensioned by two inclined steel masts housed in sandpots in the centre of the courtyard. The installation of the project was a challenge, compounded by the lack of access to use cranes for installation. The 4T glazed headrings had to be pumped up 20m to the top of the masts by our installation team working from the roof of the buildings.

 

Results

The project was a huge success being installed a week ahead of programme and satisfying the brief supplied by the architects.

Tensile fabric double conic school building canopy
Interior view of St Bart's fabric membrane canopy
Architectural fabric canopy structure at St Bart's school
Architectural fabric canopy structure installation at St Bart's school

Project Summary

Client
St Bartholomew's School
Location
Newbury, Berkshire
Date
2009
Contractor
Willmott Dixon
Fabric
PVC
Product
Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance