Innovative Tensile Structures at Cranfield University: Enhancing Campus Life
At Cranfield University, discover our three state-of-the-art 18m x 12m ‘Double Sahara’ Tensile Fabric Structures.
Designed and engineered for year-round use, these structures provide waterproof outdoor coverage for staff and students, offering an ideal space for dining, meetings, socialising, and collaborative work.
Proudly hand crafted with care and precision in the UK, each structure features a robust S355 mild steel frame with a stylish anthracite grey powdercoated finish and high-quality Serge Ferrari 942 fabric canopies in a sophisticated grey hue.
The use of marine grade 316 stainless steel hardware, cables, and membrane plates, ensures durability and a sleek aesthetic. The double conical form, accentuated by polycarbonate domes atop each conic, enhances natural light levels beneath the canopies.
These versatile structures go beyond daylight hours; integrated lights create a warm ambiance, extending their functionality into the night.
Experience Cranfield University’s commitment to providing an inviting, practical, and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space. Explore our innovative tensile fabric structures designed for the modern student lifestyle.
Some fabulous drone footage and pictures, courtesy of David Millington can be seen below:
Installation was carried out by our own inhouse engineers including foundations.
Project price: £165,000