Urban Design & Developments Ltd, were recently approached by McCarthy & Stone Ltd to design, manufacture and install a supported, glazed canopy to the Darlington Arts Centre. The canopy’s design starts with 2 base plates, welded to CHS columns, rising to uphold an angled, box-frame structure made of 2, parallel RHS runners and 2 RHS arms. The slanted frame holds 2 panes of 9.5mm thick, clear, thermally toughened safety glass. All steel used on the project is grade S235, galvanized steel, decorated RAL 9005. The canopy is complete with a rain-water pipe, as per the client’s request.

Works in Darlington have since concluded, following the successful installation of the canopy for McCarthy and Stone.