Tensile Structure – OneSchool Global

OneSchool Global, Maidstone Campus 

ORION™ Barrel Vault Recreational Space

Multi-purpose space created in just one week

A new fabric canopy for the Maidstone Campus of OneSchool Global has reinvigorated outdoor activities for this expanding Kent school.

The growth in student numbers at the school, assessed as Outstanding by the Independent School Inspectorate (December 2016), has created unexpected pressures for Associate Principal Kate Edwards and the campus.

Two key issues the project team at Streetspace were brought in to solve were: The chronic lack of space for student dining; lack of covered space outdoors, resulting in students being confined to corridors and classrooms during wet weather.

The solution was simple and affordable.  An ORION™ Barrelvault Tensile Membrane Canopy was recommended by the Streetspace project team to create a stylish covered dining and social space. To the school’s delight it was installed in just one week during a half-term holiday, ensuring minimal disruption to staff and students.

Streetspace managed all aspects of the project from start to conclusion, including planning permission requirements.

Now the space is home to outdoor assemblies, concerts, recreation space at breaks, as well as a neat and professional spacious area for dining.

The view of students has been particularly pleasing for school management and the Streetspace team:

  • “I think that it has made our school look more professional.”
  • “Now it is possible to work outside even when it is raining”
  • “It gives us good cover whilst playing table tennis at break and lunch.”

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ORION Barrel Vault™ 19m by 12m
Symmetric Barrelvault Design / Fixed-Edge Tension All Elevations / Integral Guttering & RWPs
Steelwork PPC RAL9011 Graphite Black / PVC Membrane Fabric Ferrari 502S White
OneSchool Global, Heath Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4HT
June 2018