Canopies UK supplied a super-sized version of their Connket canopy to JD Sports’ newly extended warehouse.
JD Sports were significantly expanding their distribution warehouse in Rochdale and turned to Canopies UK because they needed to create a dedicated sheltered smoking area for their staff as part of the project.
They wanted the space to be in proportion to the size of their newly-expanded warehouse.
Size and support were the two most challenging areas with this installation.
The smoking area needed to be large enough to cover the entire outdoor space that ran alongside the expanded warehouse, which spanned 14 by 6 metres. It also needed to incorporate as few supporting posts as possible.
Canoies UK specified their Connekt back to back system because it features central supporting posts and a cantilevered roof that extends in both directions, giving a total span of the required 14 by 6 metres.
JD Sports’ warehouse staff in Rochdale now have a dedicated sheltered smoking spot that they can use during their breaks and at lunch times. The area is also large enough to be used by several people at once.
In fact, JD Sports were so impressed with the finished product and how it ticked all of their boxes, that they ordered a second canopy from Canopies UK.
This second canopy is for their main entrance and will be used to shelter staff from the elements as they queue outside to start work during shift changes.
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