Versa was successful in winning the contract to design manufacture and install bespoke shelters and street furniture for a retail distribution warehouse in Doncaster. The site needed to incorporate cycle and motorcycle storage solutions for employees. There was also a requirement for Versa to manufacture smoking, waiting, and eating shelters.


Versa worked closely with the contractor and client to create a bespoke design based on our existing Branton cycle shelter the project benefited from the Branton Shelters modular design. Versa was able to create the secure compound version with back to back open units incorporating Versa’s Wallgate motorcycle locking stands and Versa’s Leigh benches. The Leigh benches were fixed facing the roadside to be used for a resting point that served as a bus stop.  Access to the secure section of the shelter was gained via two gated points located at each end of the structure. The shelter incorporated a tinted glass roof with clear glass sides, frosted film manifestations were applied to the clear sides for safety. The overall structure was Galvanised to BSEN 1461 and then Polyester Powder Coated Anthracite RAL7016.


Separate to the main shelter construction, two additional Branton cycle shelters were constructed to secure motorcycles via Versa’s Wallgate motorcycle locking stands. The Versa Wallgate Stands were Galvanised to BSEN 1461 and then Polyester Powder Coated Anthracite RAL7016 to complement the structure.


The client required a substantial Smoking Shelter to protect their staff from the elements during breaks. Versa worked closely with the principal contractor and the client to design manufacture and install a large run of Smoking canopies. Versa used the same principles as the main cycle shelter to maintain uniformity in the overall site look again, utilising the modular design of the Branton Shelter. An extensive smoking area was created for the client’s employees. We slightly tweaked the existing design to create larger gaps at the bottom and at the top of the shelter for greater ventilation conforming to the UK smoking shelter regulations. Versa’s Beacon Smoking Bins were fixed in position for the disposal of cigarette butts and to encourage a tidy rest area. These shelters were clad in tinted glass for the roof and clear glass with frosted film manifestations to the walls. The Steel frame was Galvanised to BSEN 1461 and then powder coated Anthracite RAL7016 to match the other shelters on site.


The final piece for this project was for a canopy to be fixed to the building over the main personnel entrance. After discussions the client decided to utilise the Versa Hamma entrance canopy, we developed a suitable fixing system which was verified and checked by a structural engineer. Versa produced an elegant yet robust solution that aesthetically worked into the Architects vision for the project. The canopy was manufactured from 12mm thick Grade 304 Stainless Steel support fins and 11.5mm Toughened and laminated Glazing.