With up to 30% of all available playing time in the UK lost due to bad weather or poor light conditions, the benefits that all-weather covered and floodlit sports facilities can bring to our communities is well understood!  The right investment in covered sports areas can provide inspirational shade and shelter for generations to come while the incremental revenue and operational savings realised upon completion provide a significant financial offset over time.

Steel Framed Sports Canopies & Outdoor Covers

All Weather Sports Canopies from Streetspace are permanent structures offering an unrivalled cost efficiency both in terms of construction and operational maintenance. They are comprised of an uncomplicated, architecturally brilliant steel frame design with clear-span radius roof and either tensioned fabric membrane or steel panel cover system over. While weatherproof side panels can be added to the canopy elevations, the open ventilating structure with dry, UV protected and well-lit courts, having air flow and temperatures in accord with the external environment, offers a superior playing experience to enclosed alternatives.

By locating our structural columns on piled foundations just outside court perimeters Streetspace All Weather Sports Canopies are engineered for installation over existing playing areas with minimal disruption; avoiding the escalating construction and resurfacing costs often associated with these projects. With available playing space on court at a premium for many inner-city sports areas, our vertical column design delivers a compact and precise canopy footprint. The ability to engineer canopy dimensions in a range of sizes and heights to suit most sports and court areas provides the necessary flexibility to accommodate this.

Advanced Tensile Membrane Covers

Designed for covered space across a broad project spectrum, Streetspace All Weather Sports Canopies are well suited to public, unmanned facilities with an inherent resistance to damage having no vulnerable fabrics or components within reach of the ground. Advanced tensile membrane cover systems offer superb durability with a 20-year warranty and high performance coatings provide exceptional resistance to UV penetration and airborne grime.

Up to 35% light transmission is achievable within the specification of our tensile membrane fabrics achieving lower daytime lighting requirements and the potential to re-use existing floodlighting while still cutting out harmful UV rays. For even greater durability, our All Weather Sports Canopies can be specified with a composite colour profiled insulated steel panel roof system, available with a limited 40-year warranty in a very cost-effective package.

Manufactured in the UK

Streetspace structures are UK manufactured, enabling our project to benefit from short lead times and stable costs, not susceptible to variance in exchange rates. We work closely with specialist funding and bid-writing agencies to provide every possible assistance throughout your consultation, business case, planning, and regulatory processes as you seek to make the covered sports vision a reality!

Our Global Partnership

Our partnership with two of the Southern Hemispheres shade and weather protection industry leaders; Australia’s Greenline based in New South Wales and Shade Systems from Auckland, New Zealand, draws on many years of experience in the design, manufacture and installation of canopy structures for sport across Australasia and the Pacific.

Over two generations, Greenline have installed more than 2000 canopy structures across Australia; softening the sun’s effect and creating carefully designed community areas.  Completed projects now provide shade and all year-round weather protection for walkways, pools, playgrounds, sports courts, outdoor learning, car parks and schools.  Their recent Richard Johnson Anglican School project in Oakland, Australia provided spectacular framed fabric structures across four areas totalling 1000 m².  Partnering with Melanoma Institute Australia, Greenline’s Raise the Roof campaign is successfully raising funds for the charity and assisting in creating healthier, safer and stronger communities.

With more than 60 years expertise, the Shade Systems tagline ‘cover for generations’ sums up a company with the experience to deliver long lasting shelter projects throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. Shade Systems work closely with customers who have a duty of care protecting those using their facilities; enhancing the look and safe use of community spaces. Shade Systems’ designs support healthy outdoor activity; providing a clean, dry and sheltered area for multiple purposes.  Recent projects include the coverage of a new attraction at Rainbow’s End Theme Park spanning 1,200m² and a giant 2275m² canopy covering multiple sports courts at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School in Auckland, NZ.

Whatever the shade and shelter requirement you are considering, the combined experience of our partnership is strongly placed to provide a comprehensive solution.  If you are currently just exploring options, we welcome early discussion where we can offer advice on elements such as funding streams, design guidelines, outline costs and the how covered space could bring further success to your organisation and indeed the wider community

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All-Weather Sports Canopy Projects by Greenline


All-Weather Sports Canopy Projects by Shade Systems

All-Weather Sports Canopy Design

These versatile structures provide the ultimate in covered multi-use games areas with unique, no glare ambience. Providing excellent light transmission qualities, a one-piece PVC tensile membrane with no joins to trap dirt or moisture and up to 36m of clear-span frame creating a stunning design form. If you’re looking to use your outdoor games area every day without having to worry about the weather or daylight. Then this is the cost effective, long term solution you need.

Our Architectural Structure Fabrics are designed to provide outstanding performance and aesthetic beauty. These fabrics are the result of over 100 years of innovation and technical leadership in the architectural structure market. All-Weather Sports Canopy design is backed by our 15 year warranty and uses a PVC Tensile Membrane tensioned over steel framework with an alloy extrusion system and secured with galvanised steel fasteners.

Tensile Membrane fabric is continually proving to be a very sustainable construction material. It is becoming an increasingly preferred method to cover large areas such as sports courts, learning areas and stadium seating. Thanks to the revolutionary fabric used in All-Weather Sports Canopies, you can block harmful UV radiation without losing light transmission providing a cool and pleasant environment.

Long-term low maintenance is a practicable and economical feature of the PVC tensile membrane as it stays cleaner for longer and when this is required the process is simple and fast! New improved fabric coatings provide exceptional dirt resistance and the super smooth surfaces reduce the level of maintenance required to keep these structures looking their best.