Canopies UK installed their Connekt canopies at The East Manchester Academy.
Lack of space, particularly dining space, had become a real issue at the school, with students often struggling to find places to sit during their breaks and at a lunchtime.
The school decided that creating a covered outdoor seating area would give them the additional space they needed. It would also provide students with a place they could go, regardless of what the weather was doing.
Canopies UK recommended their back-to-back Connekt canopy system because the school wanted the sheltered eating area to be as large as possible. The canopy installed spanned 16m x 6m covering 96m2.
Space, or lack of it, is no longer an issue for the school or its students at break or lunchtimes. Pupils have a dedicated seating area they can use whenever they like and that protects them from the elements all-year round.
The school plans to double its size by installing another canopy right next to it once the rest of the area has been landscaped.
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