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Entrance Canopy, Sigma

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Fabric Canopy for Reception Area

  • Project: Entrance Canopy, Sigma
  • Description: Fabric Canopy for Reception Area
  • Client: Envoplan
  • Location: London
  • Applications: Entrance
  • Fabric: PVC Coated Polyester
  • Frame: Mild Steel
  • Fixings: Stainless Steel
  • Ref: 2211

This cantilever entrance canopy forms the reception canopy to the new automated warehouse and offices for Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc at their new Watford building, HD House.

The simple design (using a cantilever goal post design) has allowed this structure to be added to the building front quite late on in the project, as well as not imposing any loads onto the front face of the building. 

The hypar form skin is trapped by an extrusion to three edges, while the front edge uses the classic cable pockets. 

As well as highlghting where the entrance is, the canopy also offers all weather protection for people entering and leaving the building. 

Regular cleaning of the canopy and steel will keep it in good order, and shoud be in place for 15 years plus with no issues.