Tensile Structures for the Sport, Leisure, and Hospitality Industries

When people think of tensile structures, the thing that usually first comes to mind is their excellent practicality. Indeed, those from J & J Carter are engineered using the highest quality materials, making them durable and capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions for more than 30 years.

However, what’s sometimes forgotten is that tensile structures can be as beautiful as they are practical, with striking and unique designs that make people go wow! Perhaps the best examples of this come from our work in the sport, leisure, and hospitality industries.

Sport – Let’s Talk Tennis Domes

For many, sport is at the centre of what makes Britain great. Therefore, having sports arenas that live up to this expectation is of utmost importance. J & J Carter have extensive experience installing tensile structures at sports facilities, training complexes, and athletic buildings. Made by covering a steel frame with a membrane, these tensile structures act as tennis domes, football practice grounds, and much more. Not only do they provide great playing conditions and require little maintenance, but their stunning designs exude the grandeur of sports arenas like Wimbledon’s Centre Court. This was the goal of our project with Winchester Tennis Club, where we designed and installed a 42m x 64m tennis dome tensile structure across four courts.

Leisure – Fabulous Fabric Structures

The leisure industry is known for offering excellent entertainment and events that visitors and tourists don’t often get to experience. To make these venues and the performances they put on even more impressive, theatres, exhibitions, and landmarks should invest in a tensile fabric structure. At J & J Carter, no two tensile structures are the same; we listen to the specifications our clients provide to design dramatic and bespoke fabric canopies that are unique to them. This means adapting the canopy’s shape, translucency, colour and softness to their needs and preferences. Fabric structures have the added benefit of providing shelter from the rain or shade on a summer’s day. We’ve undertaken many projects in the leisure industry, such as the installation of a fabric canopy at The Lights Theatre, Andover. See its modern and distinctive shape in this tensile structure case study.

Hospitality – Make a Statement with Event Structures

A blog about tensile structures wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the hospitality industry. With bars, restaurants, and hotels experiencing a high daily footfall, they need to create an environment that balances comfort with practicality. Nothing does this better than our frame supported marquee structures. Quick to erect and compliant with British safety standards, J & J Carter’s marquee structures can be customised to include double glazing, bi-folding windows, and internal decorative lining. They also come in a variety of sizes depending on the number of guests you wish to accommodate. Marquee structures are a popular venue for weddings and corporate events – discover the one we built for The Mill House Hotel.

Quality Guaranteed

When you invest in a tensile structure from J & J Carter, quality is guaranteed. We’ve won countless awards over the years and are regulated in accordance with several accreditations and safety bodies, making us leading tensile structure and marquee manufacturers. If you’re in the sport, leisure, or hospitality industry and would like to learn more about designing a spectacular tensile structure, get in touch with our helpful team today.