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UK Specialists in Tensioned Fabric Structures and Pods Since 2000

Costa Coffee, Fabric Roof

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Exterior PVC Fabric Skins

  • Project: Costa Coffee, Fabric Roof
  • Description: Exterior PVC Fabric Skins
  • Client: ISG
  • Location: Newport
  • Applications: Walkway Sunshade Canopy
  • Fabric: PVC Coated Polyester
  • Frame: Mid Steel, Two Part Coated
  • Fixings: Stainless Steel
  • Ref: 2401

We recently completed this project for a new Costa Coffee premises on Usk Way in Newport. Working with contractor, ISG Limited, we provided four bays of tensile fabric skins to create an exterior fabric roof for the drive-through Costa. 

The new store has been designed as an 'eco pod' and is one of the UK's first net zero energy retail buildings. The environmentally friendly design includes a special timber frame as an alternative to a traditional steel one, as well as solar panels on the roof, energy retaining insulation and an under-floor heating system.

We chose a PVC coated polyester fabric for its strength, lifespan and weather-proof qualities and the white fabric was fixed in place with support edge details. Although PVC isn't the most environmentally friendly material, it is exceptionally good quality and with regular cleaning will be there for 25 years. We also ensure that our fabric is as efficiently cut as possible in the manufacturing process. 

The new drive-through Costa forms part of a new development of 149 homes at Old Town Dock in Newport.