Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Mid Glamorgan – Case Study

Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Mid Glamorgan – Case Study Case Study

Product: The Tarnhow Dome Free Standing Timber Canopy
Size: 11.3m x 9.7m
Timber Frame Stain Colour: White
Installation Date: January 2021
Architect: NBDA Architects

The Brief
NBDA Architects were working for Parkdean Resorts to renovate a number of their holiday parks across the UK and one of those parks was Trecco Bay in the stunning costal town of Porthcawl in South Wales. They were in need of a large shade and shelter structure that would provide weather protection to their visitors whilst dining alfresco and also double up as an all-weather outdoor entertainment area.

The Solution
At the time of enquiry, we had already installed at Ty Mawr Holiday Park, Warmwell Holiday Park and Lizard Point Holiday Park which are all owned by Parkdean Resorts, so both the Architect and the Director of Development & Estates at Parkdean Resorts knew they wanted a canopy from the same range. The canopies we previously installed were from our Tarnhow timber canopy range; two were the Tarnhow Dome Free Standing Timber Canopy and one was the Tarnhow Curved Free Standing Timber Canopy.

The canopy they settled on for Trecco Bay was the Tarnhow Dome, which is a fantastic choice. This stunning canopy can span up to 12 metres and has an unlimited length, making it absolutely perfect for outdoor dining areas and for holding events and entertainment.

With the current pandemic situation, these canopies were even more valuable to the parks because they enable them to serve more guests at the restaurant whilst keeping a safe distance. They also attract more customers to dine with them as they can dine outside even if its raining, knowing the weather won’t ruin their experience.

The Installation

In January 2021, we installed a 11.3m x 9.7m Tarnhow Dome Free Standing Timber Canopy within the middle of their main complex, adjacent to their restaurant. They chose to have the timber frame finished with a white stain which gives off a stunning fresh, seaside vibe which is perfect for the holiday setting.

The staff at Trecco Bay can now serve meals and hold their entertainment outside whatever the weather, which is a big support for the park especially as it was installed in time for the parks’ reopening when only outdoor dining and entertainment was permitted at the time.

After we’d installed the canopy, the park chose to have T.V. screens and speakers attached to the underside of the canopy to ensure that when entertainment is on indoors, the guests seated outside won’t be missing out. Although we didn’t install the screen and speakers, we think they’re a great idea and finishes the canopy off nicely.

Above & below: After the Canopy Installation

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