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.
We started installation of the COLA during the December/January school holidays. Rotokawa School wanted the canopy complete before the children started back for the New Year. Due to a huge team effort, with 4am starts and 11pm knock offs, the project was finished on time. Shade Systems were proud to finish the project right on time, as promised!
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