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Archive For 'October, 2012'

22m x 10m Double Crest at Highfield Humanities College, Blackpool

26 October 2012

Tensile Solutions designed, fabricated and installed a 22m x 10m Double Crest at the newly built Highfield Humanities College, Blackpool.

The new tensile structure complements the 8m Crest we designed and installed at the College earlier in the year.

Working for Eric Wright Construction and landscape project architects Plincke, the installation was completed in just two days with the aid of a 50T crane and cherry picker.

The 220m2 fabric structure provides the students with some great outdoor shelter and the tensile fabric canopy is 100% waterproof and blocks 100% of UV.

With a marine specification paint system and stainless steel fixings, the fabric structure is designed, engineered and built to last in this tough costal environment. 

The 22m x 10m Double Crest is now part of our growing range of tensile fabric structures and is available for off the shelf installation UK wide.

Please contact us for a quotation or more information.

Tags: Highfield Humanities College | Blackpool | Double Crest | Eric Wright Construction | Plincke

Creature Canopies in Learning Spaces Magazine

24 October 2012

We love our Creature Canopies and we get that warm fuzzy feeling when other people tell us that they love them too! 

So, we were delighted to receive an email from Graham Hanscombe, the editor of Learning Spaces magazine to say that our Creatures would be featuring in the latest edition Learning Spaces Magazine! 

Learning Spaces magazine looks at how schools are attempting to improve their environments for learning. Using exciting case studies of new and refurbished schools it looks at the most creative attempts to match design with new developments in teaching and learning.

With skin cancer rates on the up and many children suffering sunburn at school it has never been more important to create outdoor sheltered and shaded areas. But why make these children's shelters so boring?! We didn't want to and so our Creature Canopy range was born! 

Offering a unique, innovative and most importantly fun approach to children’s shelter, the fabric canopies also have huge potential for cross curricular learning.

Want to know more?

Read about the Creature Canopies in Learning Spaces

Even better, why not subscribe to Learning Spaces

Tags: Creature Canopies | Learning Spaces Magazine | Children's Canopy

Bespoke Double Hypar at Parker E-Act Academy, Daventry

01 October 2012

Tensile Solutions designed and installed a 14m x 7m bespoke hypar fabric structure at The Parker E-Act Academy in Daventry. 

With a brief to provide an outdoor, waterproof covered area for the students to use year round, the tensile structure also had to fit into a confined space, fit within budget and provide a 'wow' factor for the Academy.

Working to a very tight deadline this bespoke canopy went from order to handover in less than 6 weeks! Installation took just two days and was safely conducted in a live school environment.

The Academy also requested that we put their logos and colours on the fabric and we think the results are simply stunning!

Our thanks go to all involved on this project.

Project Testimonial: 

‘We approached Tensile Solutions to design and install a canopy within a very confined space and to tight time scales and as a result of the excellent customer care and support given during the process Tensile Solutions delivered on time and to budget and as a result our client was very happy with the way the works were carried out and completed within a live school environment. We would have no hesitation in using Tensile Solutions to provide a canopy solution again’ 

Nick Navas MRICS  – MD, Navas Associates Ltd

Tags: Parker Academy | Bespoke Double Hypar | Logos