21 September 2015
Kirton Primary School in Lincolnshire was looking at ways to promote healthy living to its pupils, and a key element of this drive was to encourage pupils to cycle to and from school. They wanted to create a cycle parking area suitable for use on a daily basis.
Construction firm John Martin-Hoyes Limited was responsible for the development and contacted AUTOPA to identify a cost effective solution that would fulfil the requirements of the project and keep within the available budget. Having previously worked with us, they were confident that we would have the ideal product to meet the school’s needs.
The VELOPA Harbledown Cycle Shelter has a modern open design and is manufactured from galvanised steel with a clear PETG roof. The galvanised steel frame allows it to easily withstand the knocks that will occur from daily use on a busy school site. Available in standard lengths of three and four metres, it also has optional extension bays which allow the shelter to be extended lengthways to meet customer requirements. Kirton Primary School took full advantage of this feature, using one 3m main bay and six 3m extension bays to create a 21m cycle shelter.
The shelter was complimented with 28 Sheffield Cycle Stands which were installed beneath the shelter. Paired with the shelter these stands gave Kirton Primary School storage for up to 56 bicycles, creating the large covered area they needed.
The new facilities provided the extensive cycle parking area that Kirton Primary School was looking for and allowed John Martin-Hoyes Limited to fulfil the brief they were given by their client.
The new space has helped to increase the number of children cycling to and from school, and is used by the pupils to safely store their bicycles during the school day.