Gravesend New Bus Hub Proves to be Popular

Products Installed: Kensington Dual-Pitch Free Standing Canopy: 2no. 19.22m x 4m Kensington Dual-Pitch Free Standing Canopy: 1no. 41.4m x 6m Bespoke Grasmere Timber Shelter: 1no. 5.93m x 1.96m In June 2022, Kent County Council unveiled their brand-new £2.5 million bus hub which was brought to life as part of the Kent Thameside Local Sustainable Transport schemes package. The hub has been introduced to upgrade and enhance the transport connection between buses, trains, and bikes in Gravesend town centre. The project … Continue reading

Primary School Expands Covered Outdoor Area

Corsham Primary School in Wiltshire Expands Their Covered Outdoor Area to Enable More Outdoor Play and Learning Corsham Primary school in Corsham, Wiltshire were having various works completed at their school which was managed by Rigg Construction. Part of the works included removing an existing canopy which was in need of replacing. The existing canopy was outdated and due to its size, did not provide sufficient shade and shelter for the number of children required. As this area was outside … Continue reading

Pulling it all together

Some of our installation projects involve the co-ordination of numerous construction phases and trades. We have the capability to deliver professional project management to ensure the complete canopy installation is delivered on time and on budget. Project Management Each of our installations involves project management. Coordinating start times, deliveries and hand over, all take planning and communication. These skills allow us to look the requirements of each project and sometimes widen our responsibilities to include more elements of the installation … Continue reading

Case Study: St John’s CE Primary School, Enfield

The Brief In August 2016, we were contacted about a new build and enclosed link walkway project at St John’s School in Enfield. We were invited on board at the point where the local planning department had declined the initial design for a space between two school buildings. We were tasked with providing the shelter required for the space and to use our Kensington Mono Pitch product (which most closely matched the planning requirement) to make it happen. This is … Continue reading

Case Study: Heights Leisure Centre, Isle of Wight

Case Study: Heights Leisure Centre, Isle of Wight Product Installed: Wall Mounted Witton Cycle Shelter Size: 4.1m x 2.2m Additional Options: Frame Powder Coated Yellow Green, RAL 6018 The Isle of Wight Council identified a need for a sheltered cycle parking area within the grounds of their Leisure Centre in Sandown, Isle of Wight. The Commercial Services Manager for the council contacted Able Canopies requesting a quotation for the Witton Wall Mounted Cycle Shelter which they had viewed on their … Continue reading

Case Study: Blackpool Centre for Independent Living

Case Study: Blackpool Centre for Independent Living, Blackpool, Lancashire Product: Ulverston Umbrella Size: 5m x 5m Additional Options: Fabric colour – White, Frame Colour – Signal White RAL 9003 The Blackpool Centre for Independent Living required a sheltered seating area within the grounds of their centre in Blackpool which provides support to people with disabilities. They employed a local contractor (Eric Wright Group) who contacted Able Canopies on their behalf. Able Canopies were recommended to Eric Wright Group from a local … Continue reading

High Class Cover at Oaklands Secondary School

Case Study: Oaklands Secondary School, London Product: Bespoke Glass and Polycarbonate Canopies Sizes: Various The Brief Able Canopies were commissioned by Bouygues (UK) Ltd to produce five bespoke canopies at Oaklands School in Tower Hamlets, London. These canopy installations were part of a major Building Schools for Future (BSF) project managed by Bouygues (UK) Ltd to refurbish parts of the school and construct a new building at the site. The canopies were crucial to bringing the whole look and feel … Continue reading

Canopy Crazy at Park Community Primary School

Case Study: Park Community Primary School, Wrexham, Clwyd Product: x1 Tarnhow Mono Free Standing Canopy and x3 Tarnhow Curved Free Standing Canopy Size: Mono: 11m x 3.5m Curved: 3 No. 10m x 3.5m Additional Options: Canopies altered slightly to meet the customers design requirements The Challenge Park Community Primary School provides infant and primary education for over 250 children from the age of 3 to 11 years. Whilst in the process of building a new annexe at the school’s site in Wrexham, … Continue reading

Learning to Keep Cool at Freethorpe & District Pre School

Case Study: Freethorpe & District Pre School, Norwich, Norfolk Product: Palladio Commercial Awning Size: 3.5m x 3.6m Additional Options: Fabric colour – 2251, Valence Option – C Freethorpe & District Pre School required a sheltered outdoor area at their preschool in Norwich. The preschool’s chairperson contacted Able Canopies after looking at our range on our website and expressed an interest in the Commercial Awnings. Able Canopies arranged for a site survey to be completed to see if their building was … Continue reading