The BOT at Rotokawa had been researching gym options for the school but realised that that possibility was out of their reach due to expense. This is a very common problem schools find with gymnasiums. They found the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) idea and gave us a call.
After an initial site visit, Shade Systems sent a proposal with designs and concepts. Over the next couple of months, we worked with the Board to finalise design, materials, stormwater connections and pricing. We helped them to get approval to go ahead from MOE reasonably quickly. They signed the contract in November.