Sportspace365 Design & Construction Specification

Each all-weather sports canopy is carefully designed by our skilled team to suit its exact location, whether in the depths of the Scottish Highlands or in the centre of London, with every feature engineered to perform exactly as required taking into account ground conditions, weather, and proximity to natural features.
Project Design
An architectural structure form, with one-piece fabric membrane cover. Project design is inclusive of all engineering specifications, building control approval and compliance with dimensions, structural values and lighting for the relevant regulatory sporting body.

Structural Steelwork
Free standing steel structure designed and manufactured to BS EN 1090 EXC2. Continuous arched rafter profile with medium radius curve, CHS columns, RHS header beams, CHS rafters and CHS compression members.

Steelwork Finishing
Fabricated steelwork undergoes a four-part process for long life corrosion protection. 1. Cold grit-blast SA2.5 2. Zinc coat. 3. Anti-corrosive primer. 4. Polyester powder coat high gloss finish system to RAL colour (non-metallic).

Foundation Construction
Following geotechnical investigations, we design the structural foundation based on specific wind, snow and structural loadings, in accordance with relevant Eurocodes and UK Annexes.

Roof Membrane
SKY Architectural Fabrics are designed and manufactured exclusively for our global partnership providing outstanding performance and aesthetic beauty over the long term. These fabrics are the result of decades of innovation and technical leadership in architectural membranes and backed by a class leading membrane warranty from 15 to 25 years depending on specification. The membrane is tensioned over our structural framework with an alloy extrusion system, unique to Sportspace365™ and secured with galvanised fasteners.

Tensioning Rail System
TensiRail™ is the heavy duty extruded aluminium profile designed for maximum strength and flexibility on all Sportspace365™ structures. Tension is applied to the membrane via high tensile bolts through custom made lugs welded to the steel structure.

Rainwater Systems
High flow box or roundline profile guttering systems are manufactured from galvanised steel with CHS section downpipes to ground drainage. All Sportspace365™ rainwater systems are polyester powder coat finished to colour coordinate with the steel frame. Ground drainage connection details and reinstatement design inclusive.

Full lighting design demonstrating comprehensive illuminance values, distribution and reflectivity from a series of high output LED luminaires suspended on structural elements over the courts, providing year-round LUX levels as specified by the relevant regulatory body.

As an open ventilating structure, the air flow and court temperatures of Sportspace365™ are in accord with the external environment while being shaded, UV protected and dry. The option of removable PVC perforated façade mesh panels keeps out the wind and rain without allowing stale air and condensation to build up.

Project Management
Streetspace project capability enables associated works packages such as civil engineering, court fencing, flood lighting, sports surfacing and access requirements to be undertaken. All projects are managed in accordance with the CDM Regulations 2015, ensuring that at all levels there is consistency in planning, management, monitoring and coordination of health and safety.

25-year framework and 15-25-year cover systems warranty (depending on membrane specification and subject to Streetspace Ltd terms and conditions with quotation).


Durable tensile membranes with high-performance coatings. Steel cladding options for ultimate long life.

S SERIES S8000/S9400 Architectural Membranes 35-40% Light Transmission
Designed to provide maximum natural light with class leading light transmission values. The pearl finish on S SERIES acts as a heat shield while sunlight is diffused by the fabric reducing glare. Manufacturers 20-year warranty is applicable to S SERIES membranes.

H SERIES H8000/H9400 Architectural Membranes 21-22% Light Transmission
For the ultimate outdoor atmosphere, H SERIES architectural membranes combine high light transmission with advanced product and finish qualities maintaining that ‘as new’ look year in year out. Manufacturers 20-year warranty is applicable to H SERIES membranes.

W SERIES W8000/W9400 Architectural Membranes 13-14% Light Transmission
Prestige weatherproof cover to last a lifetime with an industry leading warranty of up to 25 years. Unique for Series 2 membranes is the availability of W SERIES in custom outer colours while the highly reflective white underside makes for efficient canopy lighting.

C SERIES Steel Panel Roofing System
Trisomet® steel roofing is single-component, twin wall insulated panel system, pre-finished in Corus Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® providing long-term performance with maximum durability and low-maintenance. Clear panel skylight sections increase natural light under the canopy.

DREAMFACE Vertical Mesh Fabric Panel Systems
A high-strength PVC coated polyester mesh fabric façade panel with excellent dimensional stability and high UV resistance, protects users from the elements while maintaining critical airflow into the canopy. Printed images and logos can be displayed externally while enabling clear vision through the mesh from inside.