The pressure on school places continues to mount with a shortfall of buildings and facilities needed to cater for a predicted quarter of a million school places.
A whole school approach is therefore essential to the design and development of school buildings and grounds at all levels of the education system to ensure flexible and future-proofed education environments.
Uniquely positioned to answer the multi-faceted spatial requirements of this evolving sector, Fordingbridge has over 50 years expertise in designing and building standard and bespoke canopies, walkways and tensile fabric structures.
From creating eye-catching entrance canopies to large multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and atrium canopies, Fordingbridge structures are designed to completely transform spaces of any scale into the best looking multi-functional, weather protected and long-lasting areas suitable for all year round learning, socialising and dining. Our sustainable and engineered approach ensures sector-leading functionality and aesthetics and complete peace of mind in relation to quality of product, value for money, installation and maintenance.
And it’s not just great structures that result. Fordingbridge has found that effective use of external environments at schools results in a variety of curriculum benefits and even additional revenue streams. Large atrium canopies can perform as much-needed covered dining space by day and transform into great performing arts spaces by night. MUGAs are also a great asset to sporting achievement and can become part of a school’s community offering when let out to community groups.
With options of CE marked steel, timber and tensile structures along with a range of cladding choices, you can be sure that Fordingbridge have the external shelter solution to fit your project.
We work with directly with schools, architects, contractors and LEAs, adding value to the whole or part of the lifecycle of your project.
For inspiration and to see a diverse range of school projects installed across the country, visit our education case studies page.