Woodley Town Centre

Case Study Info

Location United Kingdom
Industry Leisure (inc. Hotels)
Materials PVC/PES
Structures Tension Structure
Roof Forms Hypar

Woodley Town Council was given approval to refresh the northern end of the town centre to make it a more flexible space for traders, shoppers and community events. Architects, Anthony Stiff Associates, were employed to design the scheme. 

The works, contracted to Morris & Blunt, included the removal of the old pagoda and the installation of a new covered canopy that will open up the area to create a community space for outdoor events such as concerts, alfresco dining and pop-up exhibitions – making it a more family friendly place to be!

“The space will become more inviting, will look and feel much safer and increasing the number of people walking through will help the businesses in and around it. The new innovative space for children will add to this, giving people a new attraction. It also means lots more events and activities can be held.”

- Councillor Angus Ross

The 90m2 hyperbolic paraboloid design canopy provides the new North End stage covering made from an architectural grade PVC coated polyester with a 10-year warranty. The fabric is a 900gsm DURASKIN by Verseidag with a tensile strength of 8 tonnes per metre. 

The CE certified steel supporting structure is all hot dip galvanised for corrosion protection and includes integrated drainage. The perimeter boundary cables and tensioners are made from marine grade stainless steel 316.

This new innovative canopy will make the space more inviting opening up the possibilities for Woodley Town Centre – providing the ability to host more events and activities in the town.