Emley First School in Huddersfield required a visually appealing, inviting and impressive structure for the front of the school.
The proposed scheme included a glulam curved-beam canopy to create an outdoor teaching space for the early-years class, which would incorporate a wooden fence.
Setter Shelters submitted designs which immediately struck a chord with the school, as they saw that it not only satisfied their requirements for an EYFS resource, but was also sympathetic to the age and style of the main school building.
As well as providing a multi-use outdoor faciliy for children to learn when the weather is nice, the shelter also provides valuable cover from the elements when needed, allowing children to learn and play outdoors throughout the year. The roofing sheets are opal polycarbonate, providing additional cover from the heat due to their thickness.
The shelter required planning permission before commencing, and Setter accordingly provided the scaled technical drawings required to ensure the project was started promptly.
The shelter is fully wheelchair accessible and custom-built for the space available.
The wooden structure of the shelter ensures a natural and rustic feel, whilst the plastic roofing sheets create a modern contrast.