Fordingbridge – maximising education environments

With over 50 years experience, Fordingbridge are passionate about helping schools transform under-utilised spaces into valuable, weather protected, inspiring places contributing to outstanding rated Ofsted inspections.

A case in point is one of the company’s recently completed projects, Thomas A Becket Middle School. This is an example of a triple conic tensile fabric structure which is a quick and easy solution to create a space for pupils to dine and socialise while also creating an architectural statement next to a new school building. The canopy provides a weather protected space when transferring from an internal teaching space to the school field while also being aesthetically pleasing for staff and students.

“Good design is about providing buildings and spaces that are fit for purpose and built to last – but also lift the spirits of everyone who uses them” – Creating Excellent Secondary Schools, CABE, London.

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Fordingbridge predesigned canopy range

Tensile is an area of the canopy market often thought possible only for high-cost bespoke projects and perhaps seen as unattainable for those on restricted budgets or smaller schemes. Realising this and wanting to make tensile’s exciting designs available to more clients and to simplify the process of specifying tensile canopies, Fordingbridge have developed a ‘Predesigned’ tensile canopy range.

This range of eight designs, enables certainty from cost, through to manufacture and installation timescales and ensures minimal disruption to your school. From order, we aim to complete your canopy on-site within five weeks.

The range includes single, double and triple conic canopies. Also available is a cantilever design great for walkways or next to buildings. All designs are constructed using our proven and 100% waterproof, 750g/m2 fire retardant tensile fabric and CE marked steel.

Fordingbridge offer a 25 year guarantee on the structure and galvanising, 15 years on Polyester Powder Coating and 10 years on the tensile fabric to give peace of mind and demonstrate our belief in our products.

Fordingbridge work directly with schools, architects, contractors and LEA’s, adding value to the whole or part of the life-cycle of your project.

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