Denton Community College, Manchester

Denton Community College
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The power of a good student council has helped to shape six new outdoor areas at Denton Community College.
Students at the secondary school in Greater Manchester highlighted the need for sheltered outdoor spaces for recreation, dining and for more comfortable journeys around the buildings.
Working for Robertson Facilities Management, which looks after the school, Broxap was contracted to complete six installations.
To keep disruption to a minimum, works on site began in July 2022, as soon as Denton Community College had closed for the end of term.
Prior to that, our team had been preparing behind the scenes to ensure the design and manufacture stages were complete so the installation could go ahead without delay throughout the school holidays.
The project included the survey, design, manufacture and installation of two twin conic tensile canopies; a triple conic tensile canopy; two bespoke link walkway tensile canopies and a bespoke access tensile canopy.
The early works were of particular importance as the triple conic canopy and two walkway canopies were situated within a central courtyard.
This required specialist plant to be moved into the space to accommodate all of Broxap’s installation processes.
Thanks to the fact design works were completed in May and June, manufacturing began on time and the delivery and installation phases maximised the available time frames by working in partnership with other contractors on site.
All six canopies were completed by the end of August, and students returned to school in September to three covered dining, study and recreation areas, as well as two covered walkways across the courtyard and a bespoke L-shaped entrance canopy over an inclusive access point to one of the buildings.

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