Clovis Canopies drew on its 45 years of craftsmanship expertise and experience to design, manufacture and install a stunning curved canopy at St Gregory’s Primary School in Ealing.
The project tasked Clovis with building a bespoke 170m2 canopy that would fit seamlessly to the school’s new curved extension, a testing technical challenge that was further complicated by the fact that the building was far from complete and only a limited number of drawings were available.
Once the precision design and manufacturing stages were complete, Clovis carried out the installation in just 10 days during term-time without disruption to the school.
The school now uses the space underneath the mono-pitched Keston Lean-to canopy for additional play and dining areas for Key Stage 1 pupils.
Lawson King, Contract Manager for Clovis Canopies, said: “This was one of those projects that had no margin for error because there were limited drawings to work from and we had to do a lot of the design work ourselves. It was up to us to interpret the design brief to ensure we came up with something which worked in the real world.
“It came together superbly, proving yet again our ability to provide a bespoke solution to a customer’s requirements.”
Principal contractor Life Build appointed Clovis to design, manufacture and install the canopy which extends 4.7m from the building and features 6.4mm laminated, patent glazed roof.
Lawson King added: “There were lots of issues to overcome, with the canopy having to be glazed in such a way to ensure everything worked along a curved building and ensure rain water goods were fabricated to suit. But as a company we’ve shown time and again we are able to tailor our designs to a range of outdoor canopies and shelters in an array of locations.”