Case Study – Unity Academy, Kidderminster

By | 23 May 2024

During the construction of Unity Academy, a state-of-the-art Alternative Provision (AP) primary school in Kidderminster, Portakabin approached Twinfix to design, manufacture, and install a playground shelter .

Twinfix’s expert team designed a canopy that contributes to the school’s welcoming and supportive environment, providing shelter for students, staff, and visitors while promoting sustainability and enhancing the building’s aesthetics. Given the school’s focus on catering to students with special educational needs, safety considerations were of utmost importance.

The canopy, covering a total area of 12 square metres, features an aluminium frame powder-coated in RAL 7016, anthracite grey, enhancing the modern aesthetic of the new school. The design includes anti-climb gutters and incorporates the Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile roofing system, glazed with 16mm polycarbonate. This system is classified as non-fragile in compliance with the HSE’s drop test ACR[M]001:2019.

When the school opened its doors last year, there was an apparent need to utilise the outdoor space and introduce covered areas for learning and play. The school asked Twinfix to provide additional canopies, facilitating outdoor learning and offering a range of benefits to their students.