WWT Barnes

Digitial Pond Dipping Facility Fabric Canopy

Project Outline

Located on the banks of the River Thames in Barnes, The London Wetland Centre brings the countryside into the Capital. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 2002, the wetlands are home to otters, peregrine falcons, bitterns and a multitude of other species - and all despite being under the main flight path for Heathrow Airport. In 2010 the WWT approached us to help create a brand new, high-tech ‘Pond Zone’. Bringing pond dipping into the 21st century, this outdoor attraction features a manoeuvrable underwater webcam and wide screen displays.

WWT Barnes

Our Solution

To ensure this educational facility can be used in all weathers, one of our standard tensile fabric canopies was specially adapted to provide an affordable solution. A Malvern 6P 1000 was fitted with stainless steel chains to attractively direct water to ground level, whilst a serpent hose on one corner channels rainwater into the pond itself.

 

Results

With green steelwork and cream PVC, this tensile fabric structure creates a natural yet stylish addition to the wildest corner of the Capital city.

Tensile fabric canopy pond dipping facility
WWT Barnes Tensile fabric canopy
Tensile fabric canopy water chain detail

Project Summary

Client
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Location
Barnes
Date
2010
Contractor
Base Structures Ltd
Fabric
PVC
Product
Standard Fabric Canopies
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance