We met Mr Lynham, the headteacher at Bailey’s Court Primary School at the Academies Show at the NEC late last year, where he was drawn to Setter Play by our brightly coloured glulam exhibition stand, and the need to get a very quick provisional quote to bring to his governors meeting later that day! After a follow up meeting in which we met with Mr Lynham and his other senior staff, we discussed the feasibility of the canopy they wanted, as well as different designs we could achieve; Bailey’s Court were also impressed with our willingness to act as their planning agents, overseeing the planning permission applications that would be required for a new structure of this size.
The school opted for red and opal polycarbonate roo fing sheets, as this echoes their school colours of red and white. Note the coloured shadows that are cast by the roofing sheets!
The monopitch canopy was designed to be sympathetic to the pitch of their school building.
The canopy provides a huge area that is protected from both the rain and sun, which gives the pupils of Bailey’s Court ample space for all-weather activities.
The large canopy does not dominate the space, but is sympathetic to its surroundings.