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Reception Sail, South Gloucestershire College

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Protective Reception Sail

  • Project: Reception Sail, South Gloucestershire College
  • Description: Protective Reception Sail
  • Applications: Feature Suspended Canopy Reception Atrium Signage
  • Fabric: PVC Coated Polyester Mesh
  • Frame: Aluminium
  • Fixings: Stainless Steel
  • Ref: 2043

We were approached by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College with a problem that they needed help solving: the receptionist in the reception area of their campus was exposed to the potential risk of falling objects from above. The reception desk is situated at the bottom of a spiral staircase in an open plan area. 

Whilst minimising this risk, they also wanted to retain the open plan feel of the area. We came up with a solution for the college using a light mesh fabric to create a sail structure with their logo printed on it, which also helps to reinforce the branding and signage of the school, and creates a striking feature in the reception area.