Cycle shelters are a valuable resource, taking many forms and representing a basic level of protection from the elements for cyclists at work, in education, and on the move. Typically situated in an enclosed area or within a secure site, cycle shelters are open type structures not generally suited to overnight storage with limited opportunities to increase security within the open design.

The provision of dry, secure facilities for students and staff to store their bikes is essential in encouraging the use of more sustainable forms of transportation on the journey to school or work. There is a wide range of cycle shelter types available to accommodate cycle stands and racks from semi-vertical, vertical and two-tier with single or double row format depending on storage capacity required and footprint available.

Cycle Shelter and Sheffield Hoops

Semi-Enclosed Cycle Shelter

The asymmetric quadrant shape of CENTAUR CL affords protection for a single row of cycles in a highly cost-effective, semi-enclosed shelter. This model can be configured with enclosure options, such as sliding gate panels, for increased security. Suited to schools, healthcare establishments and commercial premises.

Cycle Shelters and Sheffield Hoops at St Bartholomew's School

Single Row Asymmetric

Our CENTAUR CS is a shelter system designed for a single row of bicycles, with the asymmetric form providing clear line-of-sight and aesthetic appeal. Bespoke dimensions can be accommodated as a special build, and the CENTAUR CS can be configured alongside our CENTAUR CLS. Variant models include the CST to accommodate a single row of two-tier cycle racks.

Cycle Shelters and Sheffield Hoops at New Rickstones Academy, Essex

Double Row Symmetric

CENTAUR CLS is a larger version of the CS, with a symmetrical barrel-vaulted roof form and a central structure protecting a double row of cycles. This type of shelter is designed for larger schemes and can be configured to create a cycle shelter compound. The CENTAUR CLS is designed to provide shelter for a double row of two-tier cycle racks for maximum storage capacity.

The Benefits of Cycle Shelters from Streetspace

The CENTAUR range of cycle shelters from Streetspace are UK manufactured with a clear design aesthetic from the fully-welded end frames, modular connecting sections, durable long-life coatings and roof cladding systems. Highly durable polycarbonate cladding systems provide protection from the elements and ensure clear lines of sight are maintained through the facility for safety of users. In addition to the standard product configurations, Streetspace design and manufacturing capabilities make bespoke cycle shelters possible.

The modular design of CENTAUR cycle shelters enables a shortened installation time on site with most cycle shelter types designed for bolt-down fitting to prepared foundations. This helps provide flexibility around installation schedules and other trades. Additional benefits of a modular design system are a simplified specification and the availability of standard elements from stock for short delivery times. All shelter products can be provided with installation services and aftercare packages are available for long term maintenance.

Under our metroSTOR brand, a comprehensive range of cycle stores are available, with extensive configurability for capacity, layout, cladding types, and access control. Many options are available, including green roof and Secure By Design security specifications.

Previous Cycle Shelter Projects

New Rickstones Academy, Witham

Cycle Shelters and Sheffield Hoops at New Rickstones Academy

Streetspace CENTAUR CLS double row cycle shelters and CENTAUR ST cycle stands installed at The New Rickstones Academy in Witham, Essex provide 160 covered cycle spaces.

The modern, clean aesthetic was an important factor in the design selection criteria since the cycle shelters are a focal point of the campus, close to the road frontage. The open-ended frame and a curved roof design of CENTAUR CLS helped maintain an openness in the surrounding area and the large roof cover provides shelter during inclement weather. For added security of students and staff, the cycle shelter design helps maintain a clear view of the cycle parking area.

Cycle Shelters and Sheffield Hoops at St Bartholomew's School, Berkshire

St Bartholomew’s School, Newbury

The CENTAUR CS and CLS cycle shelters installed at the St Bartholomew’s School in Newbury provide a total of 144 covered cycle spaces. This cycle shelter compound project required a modern, aesthetically pleasing shelter design that would complement the school architecture.

Galvanised ‘toast rack’ type cycle stands provide security for the cycles while the shelter roof panels provide covered circulation spaces between the stands.

Reading Blue Coat School, Berkshire

Cycle Shelters and Sheffield Hoops at Reading Blue Coat School

Looking to further reduce their carbon footprint and encourage more students to cycle to school, The Reading Blue Coat School commissioned the design and manufacture of a bespoke cycle shelter for up to 48 bikes.

Utilising the TRITON canopy design format for the shelter, Streetspace design and construction package included the removal of existing cycle shelters, new drainage, surfacing , installing drainage and the installation of stainless-steel cycle stands.

Cycle Shelters and Sheffield Hoops at Medway Mail Centre

Medway Mail Centre, Rochester

CENTAUR CL semi-enclosed bicycle shelters and CENTAUR ST cycle stands provide secure storage, conveniently located close to the sorting office building entrance for Royal Mail staff. All shelters installed on the project have a galvanised and colour powder coated steelwork, finished to coordinate with bespoke shelters from Streetspace for motorcycle parking and smoking areas.