Blackpool & Fylde College is a National Beacon of Excellence further education college with four sites on the Fylde coast. The College's main Bispham campus has recently undergone a £6m upgrade, with extensive new teaching facilities including an Aviation Academy with its own Piper Cherokee, the UK's first Gaming Academy offering a realistic casino environment, and an Automotive Academy with MOT testing centre and rolling road.
At a student forum earlier this year, concerns were raised about the quality of the college's cycle parking arrangements. Exposed Sheffield hoops were corroding and looked unsightly.
College staff contacted Glasdon UK and arranged to visit our Blackpool offices to see our brand new Aero Cycle Shelter. Aero Shelter features corrosion-proof Durapol® Material ends and a strong aluminium roof skeleton with an Armortec® Coating to ensure a long life in harsh environments. Aero Shelter provides parking for up to ten bikes and can be immediately fixed to a pre-prepared concrete base.
The College's visit to Glasdon UK confirmed that Aero Shelter was the right product for their project - aesthetically pleasing, economically priced and low maintenance. The College ordered five shelters, which were delivered and installed during the summer break.
Students and staff are very pleased with their new cycle parking facilities, and with improved weather protection and security for up to 50 cycles, more students will hopefully ride to the site.
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