The COLA project at Mangere Central School began in late 2013. We were approached by the architect to assist with a project they were planning, which aimed to include new classrooms and cover one of the school’s netball courts. By the end of the year, a number of quotes had been submitted for a variety of design options. In the end, the school decided on the traditional dome design COLA canopy. They had seen a number of our other similar projects in various locations around the country.
Working in with Teak Construction, the Shade Systems installation team began work on-site. They soon found that the ground conditions required specially designed footings for the framework to prevent it from sinking. As a part of this procedure, the top slab of the court was completed in a single pour. This had the added benefit of eliminating ugly cut-outs in the concrete.