In October 2019, Greg West, the Headteacher at Highfields South Farnham Primary School contacted Zenith for a quote for a Walkway canopy to link their existing classrooms to a block of new classrooms being built by Boyton BRJ.
Once Greg had approved the quote Craig Gilbert of Zenith carried out several comprehensive surveys and produced a drawing for 42 metres x 2.5metres of Airone Tunnel 150 to link the main school to the existing Year 5 satellite classroom and the new block of classrooms.
In addition he was able to provide a link using 1 x 6m x 6m Airone Tipo 150 from the walkway to the existing 5 x 6m x 6m (6m x 30m) of Airone Tipo 150 canopies which Zenith had fitted in August 2015 to provide an all year round covered free flow play area outside the main classroom block.
Once the designs and drawing were approved, Zenith set to work under a very tight deadline. Liaising and collaborating with the Boyton BRJ team, Zenith set out the foundation positions and agreed a build schedule so that the main contractor could install the foundations and other associated groundworks whilst the structure was being fabricated.
The structures had to be supplied and installed before the Christmas holiday break so that the main contractor could complete the tarmac beneath the canopies prior to the school reopening for the start of the Spring term in January. Zenith achieved the target date set for the installation and the project was completed on schedule.
Greg West of Highfields was delighted with the end result and said “the canopies look fantastic, thank you for your diligence and superb finish.”
The Airone Tunnel 150 has a very versatile steel frame that can be manufactured to form angles or corners to suit specific sites.
The steel framework is available in up to 3 metres wide and in a galvanised only finish or galvanised and powder coated in a choice of RAL colours.
The canopies are manufactured from a choice of PVDF coated PVC materials. The PVC is fully UV resistant, waterproof, fire retardant and has anti-fungicidal properties.