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School Shelters and Covered Dining Areas

Traditionally, school dining areas are located inside large custom dinner halls, sheltered from harsh weather conditions outside. 123v school shelters are outdoor structures which provide sturdy, practical weather protection, enabling schoolchildren the opportunity to enjoy their lunches outside.


School Protected Dining Area

School Protected Dining Area


As domestic and commercial canopy specialists, our installations offer cover from UV rays, snow and rain. Every bespoke design is planned to suit unique surroundings, such is the versatility of our service.


We supply made to measure playground canopies and covered dining areas to schools and nurseries all around the UK. ‘Build it and they will come’ and, sure enough, all our school shelters and outside classroom installations have proved popular with pupils. A school canopy outdoor structure offsets growing student numbers, providing a facility that affords extra space to eat and play.


A playground canopy can just as easily be used as an outside dining area with the addition of seating.


Pupils tend to enjoy using these dining room extensions for a more informal approach to meal times.


A sturdy 123v school shelter maximises the use of outside areas of the school grounds, encouraging students to make use of these spaces.


Our school canopies can either be manufactured as freestanding, self-supported installations, constructed away from existing school buildings, or as traditional designs, where one side of the canopy is attached to the existing building.


This gives flexibility in the layout of your school canopy in relation to areas where food is dispensed, whether from vending machines or a tuck shop counter. As your canopy is providing outdoor shelter, vending machines can be relocated alongside the seated dining area and protected from rain and frost.


Our school canopies and playground shelter constructions are fitted in a timely manner; we aim to minimise disruption throughout the installation process. That’s why our design, manufacture and fitting teams work together to plan a school canopy project which suits each customer’s requirements.


Take a look at our school shelter gallery for ideas and inspiration and get in touch if you would like to develop your school canopy plans and ideas. A good starting point is to discuss your requirements with one of our Regional Surveyors. They have the experience of dealing with hundreds of schools, providing shelters for all sorts of purposes – whether outside classrooms, playground canopies, school shelters or outside dining areas.


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Browse the 123v Plc school canopy brochure to discover our complete product range, from playground shelter designs to outside classroom structure installations.


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