The Lights Theatre

Putting on a Performance with a Fabric Canopy

J & J Carter were appointed to create and install a fabric canopy to the exterior of the The Lights Theatre. The canopy had to interface with the existing building, which could not resist the canopy loads. In-house engineers had to provide reaction forces so the Main Contractor’s engineers could add bracing to the building. Steelwork was used to give the fabric canopy an unusual shape to make it distinctive, whilst the overall design needed to ensure the canopy would cover a specific area and work with the height of the existing building. The design has created a modern entrance to the building and a unique, stylish cover for the outdoor eating area.

Customer testimonial: "We are extremely pleased with the canopy - it is striking, contemporary and perfectly suited to our venue. From a functional point of view it provides adequate coverage and looks as good now as it did when first installed. We had to work to a very tight budget and J & J Carter proved themselves to be reliable by delivering on time and within budget, and the level of service we received was very reassuring." - The Lights Theatre.

Discover our Range of Tensile Structures

Fabric canopies are just one of many tensile fabric structures offered by J & J Carter. Indeed, we manufacture tensile sports facilities, commercial and garden shade sails/canopies and interior tensile sails. Each of these can be custom made to meet your individual requirements - contact us for more information.

Key Facts

Location: United Kingdom
Structures: Tension Structure
Industry: Leisure (inc. Hotels)
Roof Forms: Hypar

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