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Play Canopy, Jesmond Gardens School

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School Entrance Canopy

  • Project: Play Canopy, Jesmond Gardens School
  • Description: School Entrance Canopy
  • Client: Surgo
  • Location: Hartlepool
  • Applications: Playground Entrance Canopy
  • Fabric: PVC Coated Polyester
  • Frame: Mild Steel
  • Fixings: Aluminum Extrusion
  • Ref: 1758

TensileFabric installed this bespoke canopy for the New Jesmond Gardens School in Hartlepool.

This canopy design required a number of factors to be considered: as few legs as possible; relative low level protection for infant/junior children; controlled water drainage; proximity to existing walls and of course cost.

The result is a hypar-like canopy, that does not vary in high and low positions too much. The resultant large loads are dealt with by large columns to some substantial foundations.

The water is controlled through the centre, passing over the canopy, hitting up stands in the fabric edge  to a central membrane plate, and down a hopper on the central mast.

Installation was completed in two days, with the assistance of a mobile telehandler to move the masts.