Andy Thornton Ltd has manufactured and installed two major freestanding outdoor structures in the quadrant area at Exmouth Community college, creating year-round al fresco dining areas for the pupils. The first structure, an enormous 20 metre x 14 metre was installed in 2009 and proved so popular with students that Andy Thornton was invited to provide an additional shelter which features a lock-up servery kiosk.
Working to initial concept drawings supplied by the architects TFQ Architects and liaising closely with contract caterers Innovate Services, we proposed using columns and frieze panels from our popular ‘Circle’ colonnade system. The framework was fabricated in mild steel section and as well as the attractive decorative castings below the guttering, includes an elaborate double pitched roof, all painted in a black semi-gloss polyester powder coat paint finish. Glazing is in 6 mm toughened safety glass.
The second structure a 20 metre x 7 metre rectangular shelter with single pitch roof, manufactured using the same decorative detail, was installed in 2012 and includes a kiosk to one end incorporating roller shutter doors.