Installation at Westonbirt Arboretum:
Global Parasols was called in by Westonbirt Arboretum to replace a jumbo 10m round parasol that had previously been supplied by a competitor. The 10m parasol was too large for the site and too cumbersome for the onsite staff to erect and take down on a daily basis.
We recommended the installation of two 6.0m hexagonal Vortex parasols. The Vortex is an all-weather parasol – which meant that the parasols could be left up on an on-going basis. In addition, by using two smaller parasols we were able to make better use of the space, allowing the area to be used year round. We were also able to make use of the existing footing for the one parasol, thereby minimising downtime and disruption to visitors to the cafe.
Additional Coverage For Restaurant:
In addition to the two Vortex parasols, Global Parasols was asked to provide a shade solution for the covered area outside the restaurant.
An area normally covered by a marquee for the autumn season, we were requested to find the right option that would work year-round and provide additional seating space for the busy restaurant.
For this area, we recommended and installed, 4 x Uhlmann Strongwind Parasols. By linking the 5m x 5m square parasols and adding gutters and side sheets, we were able to provide an additional 100 square meters of year-round restaurant space.
Protected from the elements in Winter and shaded from the sun in Summer, these parasols are essential to ensure visitors to Westonbirt Arboretum cafe and restaurant can enjoy their drinks and meals in comfort.
For more information on Westonbirt Arboretum, please visit: https://www.forestryengland.uk/westonbirt-the-national-arboretum
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Parasols and solutions used at Westonbirt Arboretum: