An all-weather pod to increase dining space at the school
Pittville Secondary School is a vibrant, forward looking school. They wanted to create a covered dining space that included a new food pod that fitted neatly underneath the eaves of a canopy. Fordingbridge were approached to conduct a site survey and come up with a solution to help achieve the plan.
After surveying the site, it was agreed a 11.75m x 14m barrel vaulted canopy would be the best option to fit the courtyard space. The next step was to calculate the buildability of this project, due to the timber arches being 10m in length with difficult site access. The solution, a crane lift to take the material over the school building into the courtyard.
Working in collaboration with the main contractor, the canopy was installed in 5 days during the summer holiday break. The newly covered dining space was ready for action in the new Autumn term.
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