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Trinity C of E High School, Manchester – Tensile Canopies

Bespoke Conic Tensile Structures

Project: Trinity High School, Manchester
Principal Contractor: Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd
Value: £145,000
Product: Bespoke conic tensile structures
Coverage: 522 metres2
Programme: 20 weeks

Trinity Church of England High School has undergone a £17 million rebuild and refurbishment programme as part of the Building Schools for the Future and Academies Programme. A new central, social hub was created at the heart of the school with five tensile fabric structures providing the backdrop.

The bespoke conical structures, of varying sizes, were installed over various stages and successfully completed on time and to budget by the specialist Keep it Kool tensile fabric installers.

The white membranes allow for a good level of natural light transmission, whilst deflecting harmful UV rays and creating a cool dry space for pupils to pass between buildings.

  • Fabricated structural steel S355 framework
  • Galvanized and PPC white RAL 9016
  • Waterproof white PVC fabric membrane
  • Grade 316 stainless steel strap toggles and cables

Broxap also supplied various standard items of street furniture to complete the single sourcing supplier option to the main contractor.