In July 2015, Sigma Consultants contacted Shade Systems to submit a quote for tender for the School’s canopy project. We successfully won this tender with our COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) solution. We took care of the complete build:
- Design and Documentation
- Local Authority Fees, Resource Consents, etc
- Geotechnical Investigation
- Drainage and Stormwater
- Installation of Canopy
The COLA is 35.6 x 37.0m and covers two courts enabling children to train in all kinds of weather. We completed the project by the April School holidays 2016. Thus it was ready for the students and teachers to use from the second term onwards. Since then, netball has really taken off at Rotorua Lakes High. Not only is the COLA used for sports activities, but it is also a place where everyone can gather for full school assemblies. The facility is used every day for physical activity and with the addition of lights, school teams use it at night along with other Rotorua netball teams.