2022

St Crispin’s School, Playground Canopies

Client

St Crispin’s School

Location

Edinburgh

Contractor

McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Fabric

PVC 502S

A series of three shade canopies

In need of additional outdoor space, playground shade and weather protection, St Crispin’s School were looking for a series of three colourful outdoor canopies in the school grounds. McLaughlin & Harvey came to us for a solution.

Our Solution

The Mendip 4P 400 is a popular multi-functional canopy from our pre-designed range. It was the most appropriate structure for the project as they are perfectly suited for providing play shade, shelter and covered seating with an elegant yet simple design.

The Results

The result provides and increased amount of practical open-air space which can be utilised in many ways including outdoor leaning, school events and socialising areas.

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The Square, Listowel, Covered Seating Canopies

Client

St Crispin’s School

Location

Listowel
Republic of Ireland

Contractor

McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Fabric

PVC 502S

Three Shade Sail Canopy Scheme

Architect Ilsa Rutgers approached us to assist her devising a canopy scheme for Kerry County Council. They were looking to create an attractive covered area for The Square in the centre of Listowel, that would stimulate more outdoor interaction including live performances in the existing pedestrian area.

The Council were very keen that the solution be sympathetic to the heritage and historical architecture of The Square.

Our Solution

We proposed a series of three of our pre-designed Malvern 4P 700 canopies modified to be grouped around a central mast. This provided good coverage with the minimum of structure and resulted in a dynamic and attractive feature for the town centre. 

The Results

The structure is also fitted with colour change LED lights with various pre-programmed settings that adds further visual impact at night.

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Aden Country Park

Client

St Crispin’s School

Location

Abderdeenshire

Contractor

McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Fabric

PVC 502S

Events Canopy

The team at CR Contracting North Ltd approached us to assist them with developing the scheme for a new canopy and outdoor seating area at the Aden Country Park in Abderdeenshire, who host regular events and concerts.

Our Solution

We identified that a structure from our range, the Malvern 6P1000 would best suit the clients needs, providing the required shade and sheltered event space, and saving on budget and time as it has been pre-designed.

We installed the steel frame, PVC membrane and associated fittings and fixtures.

The Result

The canopy enables greater use of the outdoor space available at the park and looks stunning in the silvery grey fabric colour selected, giving it that extra special wow factor for prestigious events.

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University of York

Client

St Crispin’s School

Location

Heslington, York

Contractor

McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Fabric

PVC 502S

Outdoor Learning Canopies

The University estates team approached us to help them create a series of 4 outdoor learning solutions located in the four main campuses across the Heslington Site, Seebohm Rowntree, James College, Law Plaza and Constantine College Plaza.

Our Solution

They were looking to extend their lectures outdoors during the pandemic and on a longer term basis going forward and be able to set up a number of outdoor laptop stations.

The Cairngorm canopy from our pre-designed range was selected to suit the university’s needs and to fit within their budget, and it allowed for 16 users and screens to fit under each canopy with appropriate distancing.

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The Shed in Whitehill & Borden

Client

St Crispin’s School

Location

Borden

Contractor

McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Fabric

PVC 502S

Town Centre Market Canopy

As part of the regeneration of Whitehill & Borden and the creation and place-making of Prince Phillip Park, our client approached us for a market square canopy because they were looking to create a destination market space in their new town square called ‘The Shed’ (Town Centre – Prince Philip Park). This brand new space is offering arts and crafts, entertainment and dining.

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Our Solution

Having seen our range of pre-designed structures the client was keen to install a canopy from our Malvern Range, namely the 4P700 because it suited the space very well and will cover a large area providing shelter for shoppers and town centre socialising.

The Results

We supplied and installed the canopy and base plates to the Budds Lane site within a 12 week programme in time for summer social events planned within this brand new community space and ready for the grand opening.

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Tan Y Coed Studios

Client

St Crispin’s School

Location

Anglesey

Contractor

McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Fabric

PVC 502S

Triple Cone Film Set Canopy

Rondo Media, a production company based in Anglesey, required a covered outdoor area for the set of their Welsh language soap ‘Rownd a Rownd. This was to enable them to continue filming, adhering to social distancing rules, by extending the set outdoors.

Our Solution

To suit the shopfront site and fast track programme we proposed the Cheviot 4P 500 canopy from our pre-designed range. The three free standing canopies were linked with infill sections to form a continuous covered space.

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Norton Hill School

Client

St Crispin’s School

Location

Bath

Contractor

McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Fabric

PVC 502S

Twin Cone Umbrella Playground Canopy

We were approached by our client to find a playground shade solution for Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton in the Mendip Hills near Bath.

Our Solution

We adapted our Chiltern 2P 500 canopy design from our pre-designed range, to connect two canopies and extend the design to suit the clients needs. We then manufactured and installed the fabric canopy, steelwork and associated fittings.

Results

The canopy design looks crisp and smart. The school were pleased with their new shaded playtime area and a handsome new addition to their grounds.

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2010

WWT Barnes

Client

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Location

Barnes

Digital Pond Dipping Facility Fabric Canopy

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.

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.

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West Drayton School

Client

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Location

London

Covered Fabric Walkway Canopy

West Drayton Primary School needed a tensile fabric solution for their playground to provide a sheltered play area for the children and a walkway adjacent to the building.

Our Solution

This project consists of a 40 meter long PVC fabric covered architectural walkway structure installed in the school’s playground.  Our scope of works included the design, manufacture and installation of the PVC fabric canopy, steelwork and associated fittings. As part of our standard pre-designed range, this walkway canopy is both budget friendly and stylish. 

Results

The fabric canopy benefits both the pupils and the building providing a sheltered walkway as well as a shaded outdoor play area.

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University of Portsmouth – Portland Building

Client

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Location

Portsmouth

Interconnected Hypar Fabric Canopies

Formerly used as a School of Architecture, the Portland Building was designed by Sir Colin Stansfield-Smith in the 1990’s. In 2014 the building required complete remodelling and refurbishment by University of Portsmouth to accommodate new schools for Business, Civil Engineering and Information Services, with Studio Four architects acting as lead consultants on the new scheme.

Our Solution

A key success of the redevelopment included bringing an external, under-utilised courtyard into use with resurfacing and new tensile fabric canopy shelters. One of our pre-designed fabric canopies Playsail-4P-500 was used to create a series of six simple hypar fabric canopies manufactured from Type 2 PVC fabric and measuring 4.7m x 4.7m in plan were tensioned to shared posts. The substantial posts rising from the ground are made from galvanised mild steel, linking the individual fabric elements into a much larger modular structure.

Results

The structure as a whole is reminiscent of ship masts and sails – and it not only provides shelter to extend the usable external space but also helps to create a new identity for the Portland building. We hope this architectural flourish is one that Sir Colin Stansfield Smith would have approved of!

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