– Junior/Middle School
The Principle of St Monica’s Primary School in Moonee Ponds reached out to us personally seeking additional shade coverage to complement their Junior school yard in the same appealing fashion that our previous shade sails had already achieved. With confidence in our work ethic and shading capabilities they identified the area and scope of works leaving us with freedom to design a structure that provided sufficient school yard shade for the kids during school hours whilst not obstructing the open area allowing on-site parking for patrons on weekends.
The SBD team began the design process with advanced 3D modelling to perfect a design that accommodated these needs. As the area was quitelarge, we realised two sails were inevitable with designs allowing for one to be considerably larger at 140sqm and the second only 60sqm however interconnected via stainless steel D-Rings for maximum shading purposes. The school was impressed with the design and gave the go ahead for construction works to begin.
A total of 7 posts were concreted into the ground at varying depths and heights to achieve an appealing shade sail effect achieved on the previous project before being hand painted to match the colour scheme of the school. The design was carefully crafted to ensure cars could move through the yard on weekends as a clear thoroughfare. The larger sail had one span of 16m so we had to run a tensioned stainless-steel cable between these posts having the connect to this cable at mid span.
Once the two shadeclothsails were installed it became evident what an appealing and practical design had been achievedmeeting clientexpectation. St Monica’s Primary were so pleased with the final outcome that a couple weeks later we were asked to conduct the same identicalsail design on the middle school campus only a 100m away from their junior school and minus the additional small sail. The second shade sail would cover a large area of artificial turf enabling the children to play without posts obstructions in the way. Same application and construction process were undertaken and within a few weeks we had completed phase2 totaling 340sqm of shadecloth coverage.
Staff, students and parents are all extremely pleased with the final outcome of both projects and we appreciate St Monica’s trust in our shading capabilities. Attention to detail and careful design process allowed the Structures By Design team to complete these jobs punctually and on budget. We wish St Monica’s Primary all the best and thank them for their business.
Client: St Monica’s School
Scope: Large Span Shade Sails
Location: Moonee Ponds
Programme: 2 months