Gracechurch Shopping Centre canopies

Fabric Architecture are breathing new life into Sutton Coldfield’s Gracechurch Shopping Centre this summer with a programme of works to remove and replace existing canopies which have reached the end of their life. As the centre will remain open for business throughout, the team of expert installation engineers will work special hours to dismantle several small tensiles no longer serving a purpose, whilst re-skinning the main bespoke double conic structure with new canopies. The project, awarded by Hatmet, is due for completion in mid-October in time for the start of the festive shopping season and the specially selected high-translucency fabric from Japan will flood the area with natural light, allowing shoppers to enjoy the inside-outside space on a year-round basis.


A bespoke hyper system for elegant open-air dining preserving views of the course and allowing customers continued enjoyment of the races.

A 240sqm wave-shaped fabric ceiling was designed to create a smooth and undulating surface with atmospheric up-lighters.