King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy in Birmingham Add Large Dining Canopy

King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy in Birmingham Add Large Dining Canopy

What was the project?
To add a curved roof free standing canopy to the school grounds at King Edward VI Academy in Sheldon Heath big enough to accommodate several large picnic benches for schools.

What was the problem?
Being a mixed secondary school and sixth form, King Edward VI Academy in Sheldon Heath, Birmingham has to attend to a significant volume of students every day. Many of which descend upon the academy’s dining facilities during lunchtime frequently overwhelming the canteen.

The school decided to provide much-needed seating for students to use during lunchtime by installing a large dining canopy in their playground. But for the project to be successful staff realised that they’d need to install outdoor dining shelter solutions to their outdoor seating area to protect students from the great British weather! That’s when King Edward VI Academy approached A&S Landscape, appointing them to design, manufacture and install a free standing canopy for the school’s new outdoor dining facilities.

What was the solution?
They installed a large free standing canopy to King Edward VI Academy’s grounds in Sheldon Heath, Birmingham. It’s one of the best canopy solutions for school dining and incorporates a large steel curved roof canopy frame painted in bright Traffic Red with an Opal polycarbonate roof. There are several advantages to this configuration; the Traffic Red canopy frame draws attention and reminds the students that they can dine outside, while being very sturdy and long-lasting. The curved roof gently directs rainfall into the internal guttering system protecting the students from splashes and the area from puddles. The Opal polycarbonate roof cover shields students from harmful UV rays while they’re dining outdoors and also diffuses bright sunlight creating a comfortable outdoor dining canopy solution suitable for covering the picnic benches for schools already installed.

What product did they use?
They used the Motiva Duo™, a symmetric curved roof free standing canopy where both sides are identical in height (rather than one side sloping). It’s the most common option for outdoor dining shelters, playground canopies or covered walkways. And is also efficient owing to the superior materials and options for adding side infills, to enhance protection from the elements. King Edward Academy VI opted for the Motiva Duo™ without side infills creating an authentic outdoor dining experience. But it is possible to infill all sides and add heating and lighting with this model. This canopy looks good on its own or grouped with more than one Motiva Duo™ free-standing shelter.

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