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New Case Study Video: Discovering The Long-term Benefits Of Covered Outdoor Space At New Hall School

December 1, 2021

New Case Study Video: Discovering The Long-term Benefits Of Covered Outdoor Space At New Hall School

The pandemic made New Hall School’s need for covered, well-ventilated space a requirement to enable the safe and orderly return of students to school in […]

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Outdoor Classroom Day: The Benefits of Outdoor Learning

November 3, 2021

Outdoor Classroom Day: The Benefits of Outdoor Learning

What is Outdoor Classroom Day? Outdoor Classroom Day is an exciting global movement that aims to highlight the importance of outdoor learning and play for […]

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New Case Study: Creating an Outdoor Dining Area at Marston Vale Middle School

November 1, 2021

New Case Study: Creating an Outdoor Dining Area at Marston Vale Middle School

As part of an external works project for the Chiltern Learning Trust over three schools in Bedfordshire, the brief for Marston Vale Middle School involved […]

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metroSTOR exhibits at Homes UK

November 1, 2021

metroSTOR exhibits at Homes UK

HOMES UK, taking place at the ExCel in London from 23-24 November, is an excellent opportunity for those responsible for providing the UK’s social and […]

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metroSTOR sponsors the LARAC Conference Celebration Awards

October 5, 2021

metroSTOR sponsors the LARAC Conference Celebration Awards

The LARAC Conference, which is taking place on 6th and 7th October at The Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, is the leading event for networking in […]

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Recycle Week 2021 – Increasing Resident Participation with Ease of Use

September 21, 2021

Recycle Week 2021 – Increasing Resident Participation with Ease of Use

Recycle Week, Recycle Now’s flagship annual event, celebrates recycling across the country from 20th – 26th September 2021. It is the one week of the […]

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Zero Net Carbon Emissions for the Scottish Housing Sector by 2045

September 14, 2021

Zero Net Carbon Emissions for the Scottish Housing Sector by 2045

Scottish Housing Day 2021 (15 September) aims to highlight the positive impact housing has on people and communities across Scotland. This year, the event places […]

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Streetspace has joined the Everything FM framework designed to innovate public sector procurement

September 1, 2021

Streetspace has joined the Everything FM framework designed to innovate public sector procurement

Streetspace is now an approved supplier on the Everything FM framework; the fast, compliant, and flexible solution that enables the delivery of a broad range […]

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Secured by Design accredited cycle and external storage solutions!

August 12, 2021

Secured by Design accredited cycle and external storage solutions!

The last year has seen a huge increase cycle usage, but unfortunately there has also been an increase in cycle theft. Professional gangs with cordless […]

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Streetspace sponsors Kent Teacher of the Year

June 21, 2021

Streetspace sponsors Kent Teacher of the Year

We are delighted to be announcing our sponsorship of the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards for 2021, helping recognise the vital contribution of teaching […]

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metroSTOR sponsors The Green School Awards

June 21, 2021

metroSTOR sponsors The Green School Awards

metroSTOR is proud to be sponsoring Inspire Schools / KM Charity Team’s Green School Awards for 2021, celebrating children in Kent’s contributions to make our […]

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CAD Models and Technical Drawing for External Works Products!

June 10, 2021

CAD Models and Technical Drawing for External Works Products!

From the earliest design stages; clear, accurate and readily available technical information on storage capacities and operational space requirements for external works products is essential […]

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Upgrade from marquees to permanent structures!

June 10, 2021

Upgrade from marquees to permanent structures!

  In recent months, we’ve seen first-hand how school canopies and marquees are increasing educational opportunities and encouraging pupils to get outside during break and […]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Creating Sun Safe Schools!

April 30, 2021

Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Creating Sun Safe Schools!

  This year we are proud to be supporting UK charity Skcin. Skcin’s mission is to reverse the soaring rates of skin cancer for our […]

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Top Safety Accreditation for Streetspace

April 22, 2021

Top Safety Accreditation for Streetspace

Streetspace has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third-party accreditation […]

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Streetspace is awarded a place on ESPO’s Street Furniture framework (615)!

April 19, 2021

Streetspace is awarded a place on ESPO’s Street Furniture framework (615)!

Streetspace Group has been awarded a place on ESPO Framework 615 to supply street furniture. Through the framework Streetspace Group can supply and install a […]

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Specifier ready cycle storage solutions

March 25, 2021

Specifier ready cycle storage solutions

There is a planning requirement for all new and refurb developments stating that a certain quantity of cycle storage should be provided for residents. This […]

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Fresh air, the key to safer schools!

March 22, 2021

Fresh air, the key to safer schools!

Ensuring that there is a good supply of fresh air in classrooms, dining halls and sports halls is a valuable resource in the fight against […]

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Considered design helps improve recycling rates!

March 17, 2021

Considered design helps improve recycling rates!

Recycling in the UK Global Recycling Day comes just over a week after the revelation that in the UK more waste is currently burned than […]

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Bin screens, a cost-effective way of meeting FRA requirements!

February 26, 2021

Bin screens, a cost-effective way of meeting FRA requirements!

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) requirements With new details still coming to light in the going Grenfell Tower Inquiry, it’s safe to say that fire safety […]

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Our 10-point guide to successful communal bin store facilities

February 17, 2021

Our 10-point guide to successful communal bin store facilities

Our 10-point guide to successful communal bin store facilities We all applaud our front-line housing services staff during the current pandemic, and rightly so, as […]

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Canopies – the permanent alternative to a marquee!

January 21, 2021

Canopies – the permanent alternative to a marquee!

Experiencing the potential of covered outdoor space Schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK have found creative ways of adapting very quickly to Covid-19 guidelines, […]

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Continuing to support the UK social housing sector throughout 2021

January 13, 2021

Continuing to support the UK social housing sector throughout 2021

Social housing funding problems continue in 2021  2020 was certainly full of challenges, with the Covid-19 pandemic hitting us all broadside at the same time […]

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Reducing fire risk for councils and housing associations in 2021

January 11, 2021

Reducing fire risk for councils and housing associations in 2021

As director at Streetspace, I’ve worked with the metroSTOR brand since its inception in 2011. metroSTOR’s range of external storage solutions are designed to reduce […]

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Sport Facilities – Helping To Tackle Obesity

December 8, 2020

Sport Facilities – Helping To Tackle Obesity

Obesity in the UK: a major problem Health and fitness for people of all ages is a major social issue in the UK and one […]

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Canopies providing extra space for year group bubbles are now available on finance!

November 20, 2020

Canopies providing extra space for year group bubbles are now available on finance!

Installing permanent all-weather canopies has enabled many schools to address distancing guidelines in response to the pandemic, as well as their longer-term need for extra dining […]

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COVID-19 Streetspace Ltd Update

November 4, 2020

COVID-19 Streetspace Ltd Update

In the light of UK Government announcements regarding new national restrictions in place from 5 November, we would like to reassure our customers that we […]

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Prepare for the golden age of cycling, with secure accessible cycle storage for everyone

September 17, 2020

Prepare for the golden age of cycling, with secure accessible cycle storage for everyone

The news that TFL are preparing to rapidly expand physical infrastructure dedicated to cycling will have been welcome news for the millions across the capital […]

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Homes at the Heart

September 17, 2020

Homes at the Heart

The clear correlation between poverty, overcrowded housing and Covid-related deaths has underlined in bold the need for councils to make massive and sustained investment in […]

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Your chance to be named an EcoChampion

March 5, 2020

Your chance to be named an EcoChampion

Schools, charities and businesses that make their community safer, cleaner or greener can earn recognition for their work.Nominations are now being accepted for the coveted […]

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Act now to ensure you have extra dining capacity for the start of academic year

February 24, 2020

Act now to ensure you have extra dining capacity for the start of academic year

Schools needing to increase their dining or sports capacity by September must act now if they are to meet planning and construction timeframes. Covered areas […]

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Green school awards showcase passion for the environment

February 14, 2020

Green school awards showcase passion for the environment

Students from Dover College are named Overall Green Champions at the Green School Awards Simon Dolby from Streetspace presents the award to Shorne CEP School […]

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Streetspace earns premium accreditation

February 13, 2020

Streetspace earns premium accreditation

Streetspace Ltd has been awarded CHAS Premium Plus status. The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme verifies organisations that meet high standards for compliance, risk prevention and […]

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War on Plastics earns school Eco Champion status

February 4, 2020

War on Plastics earns school Eco Champion status

Northgate High School, Norfolk has been awarded the Eco Champion Mark in recognition of the work the organisation has delivered through its War on Plastics […]

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Green leaders to be honoured at annual awards

January 23, 2020

Green leaders to be honoured at annual awards

Streetspace is set to play a leading role in the south east’s Green School Awards in February. The event will be staged in two weeks […]

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Help for head teachers in battle to maximise space

January 20, 2020

Help for head teachers in battle to maximise space

Maximising use of space is of critical importance to schools and colleges. Whether it is in the classroom or on the sports pitch, every inch of […]

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Dedication of school staff to be celebrated

January 15, 2020

Dedication of school staff to be celebrated

Three regional education awards will shine the spotlight on the teachers and support staff making a real difference in schools across the south east. Streetspace […]

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School drives home green travel message

November 25, 2019

School drives home green travel message

A Headmaster with a passion for cycling is changing the culture at a Berkshire school to encourage green travel. Jesse Elzinga, Headmaster of Reading Blue […]

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Lack of funding leading to demise of school library

November 1, 2019

Lack of funding leading to demise of school library

Children with weak literacy skills are more likely to end up as homeless or in prison than their well-read peers, argues Streetspace Communications Manager Simon […]

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Canopy boosts learning opportunities for all

October 2, 2019

Canopy boosts learning opportunities for all

Building a covered canopy on the campus of a Kent school boosted learning opportunities in music, sport and a host of academic subjects. OneSchool Global […]

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Bakers get creative in the kitchen for Macmillan

September 27, 2019

Bakers get creative in the kitchen for Macmillan

More than 20 staff at Hythe-based Streetspace got creative in the kitchen for Macmillan Cancer Support. The hotly contested cake-bake was staged as a competition […]

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Mammoth canopy covers student courtyard

September 13, 2019

Mammoth canopy covers student courtyard

One of the largest single projects undertaken by Kent-based Streetspace is currently underway at a Rochester school. With 1,000m2 of covered space, the £500k investment […]

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Sport England’s advice on covered outdoor spaces

August 15, 2019

Sport England’s advice on covered outdoor spaces

Part of the Streetspace mission is to create environments for every child and adult to get the recommended 60 minutes physical exercise per day, so […]

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Green Roof Canopies: Sedum Roof Cost & FAQs

July 11, 2019

Green Roof Canopies: Sedum Roof Cost & FAQs

What is a sedum roof?  A sedum roof is also known as a green roof. It consists of a layer of vegetation (living plants) grown […]

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Green Roof Canopies: How to Maintain a Sedum Roof

July 10, 2019

Green Roof Canopies: How to Maintain a Sedum Roof

Green roofs, also known as sedum roofs, are becomingly increasingly popular to enhance the ecology of an area and make a valuable contribution to the […]

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British weather doesn’t have to stop the rise of padel tennis in the UK

July 5, 2019

British weather doesn’t have to stop the rise of padel tennis in the UK

The sport of padel tennis, also known as just padel, is probably still unknown to most people in the UK but that might be about […]

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Cyclists at Streetspace complete epic ride for charity

June 10, 2019

Cyclists at Streetspace complete epic ride for charity

  The team at Streetspace have just smashed their epic 874-mile static cycling challenge, raising vital funds for the local charity Porchlight! This incredible achievement […]

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Independent School Facilities – Making Improvements In Challenging Times

October 9, 2018

Independent School Facilities – Making Improvements In Challenging Times

It’s no secret that the UK is facing significant funding challenges for state schools. However, recent evidence suggests that significant financial constraints are also extending […]

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Top 10 Best Glass Buildings in the World

September 28, 2018

Top 10 Best Glass Buildings in the World

Many versatile materials have been used to construct buildings throughout the world, but few give more beautiful and entrancing results than glass. The use of […]

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Special Needs Schools – How Creating Quality Environments Aids Development

September 27, 2018

Special Needs Schools – How Creating Quality Environments Aids Development

According to a report from the London Assembly Education Panel, there has been a 20% increase in the past decade in the number of children […]

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How To Create Stress Free Environments In Schools

September 27, 2018

How To Create Stress Free Environments In Schools

“There is an expanding body of scientific evidence linking the human experience in the natural world to better physical and mental health and enhanced cognitive […]

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CIF Bids – How to Maximise ROI

August 8, 2018

CIF Bids – How to Maximise ROI

The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual bidding round for schools, academies and colleges that need to apply for capital funding to improve their […]

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Secondary School Classrooms – What Does The Future Hold

June 22, 2018

Secondary School Classrooms – What Does The Future Hold

    The pressure on secondary schools is at an all-time high. The Department for Education projects that the number of pupils in the state […]

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