Bristol University


Bristol University







Free Standing Café Canopy

Originally built in 1971, Bristol University’s Stoke Bishop self catering halls of residence accommodate over 300 undergraduate students in this enviable location of North Bristol. Forty years of student life had taken it’s toll on the facilities, however and a much needed modernisation programme commenced in 2013. 

Our Solution

A Malvern 4P 700 was chosen from our standard fabric canopy range to extend the use of the exterior space and create a dramatic focal point outside the newly refurbished Source Café. Using structural PVC fabric, the free standing canopy is engineered to British Standards and designed for year round use – whatever the Bristolian weather may bring. Specified with cream coloured fabric and dark grey painted steelwork, the structure provides a welcome contemporary flourish to contrast with the modernist halls of residence.


Acting as a central hub of the new development, the canopy is far more than your average sail shade. 

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