A Round Up of our Favourite Pergola Projects

22/10/2021

Looking for inspiration for the outside area of your establishment? Over the years, Broadview has helped lots of hospitality businesses transform their outside areas. Not only have we made pub gardens fabulous places to enjoy a drink and restaurant terraces cosy places to enjoy a meal, we’ve helped hospitality businesses boost revenue, too – because customers can sit outside all year round.

Looking for inspiration for the outside area of your establishment? Over the years, Broadview has helped lots of hospitality businesses transform their outside areas. Not only have we made pub gardens fabulous places to enjoy a drink and restaurant terraces cosy places to enjoy a meal, we’ve helped hospitality businesses boost revenue, too – because customers can sit outside all year round.

In this blog, we look back at some of our favourite pergola installations. If you feel inspired by any of the featured projects, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to discuss the potential of your outside space.

Our favourite pergola projects are:

1. The Sandbanks Hotel, Poole

The Sandbanks Hotel on the exclusive Sandbanks Peninsula in Poole is popular with those wishing to enjoy one the UK’s best beaches. Home to footballing legends and second home to some of London’s biggest earners, properties in and around the Sandbanks area seldom sell for under several million pounds.

With the Sandbanks hotel looking to impress just as much as the area in which it sits, Broadview was tasked with designing and installing a stylish pergola system that would become part of their terrace that looks out towards Sandbanks’ white sandy beach.

Sandbanks Hotel Outside
Sandbanks Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel Seating

 

2. The Boat House Café, Chichester

Sitting in an idyllic spot in the Chichester Marina, The Boat House Café is a popular spot for marina visitors and those looking to relax with a drink after a day on the water. Part of the popular Ideal Collection, the café was experiencing an increase in custom, and so they asked us to create an outside area that would be warm enough for all year round use.

Our Sunrain systems offer shelter and shade in extreme weathers and a fully retractable roof for sunny weather. The process of installing the Sunrain system at The Boat House Café was more complex than usual, because we had to have permission granted by the marina and the local council.

The Boat House Cafe Outside
The Boat House Cafe Roller
The Boat House Cafe

 

3. The Black Horse Pub, Pembury

This installation features in our top five because of the sheer extent of the work involved. Partnering with designers and groundswork companies, transforming the garden of The Black Horse Pub in Pembury was a full-scale operation that involved multiple products. Covering the entire garden, our pergolas and Sunrain systems create a huge sheltered area that customers can use all year round.

A perfect example of a pub making the most out of their outside space, a combination of heaters, roller screens and adaptable roofs transform the pub garden into a cosy eating area in the winter – perfect for hosting big groups over Christmas.

The Black Horse Pub Seating
The Black Horse Pub Open Pergola
The Black Horse Pub

 

4. The Oceanarium, Bournemouth

The Bournemouth Oceanarium is a popular attraction on the south coast. With millions of visitors heading to Bournemouth in the summer – and even more so since the pandemic – the Oceanarium is always a must-see. But with inside restaurant seating limited and the outside area exposed, they called on Broadview to create them a space where visitors could comfortably sit and a refreshment during their visit.

Again, this is an example of where Broadview has worked with several parties to complete a sophisticated pergola installation. Working with architects and the council to gain planning permission, this complex installation showcases our ability to deliver at all levels.

The Oceanarium Outside
The Oceanarium Closed Roof
The Oceanarium Open Roof

 

5. The Driftwood Café, Hampshire

The Driftwood Café is a quirky little establishment in a pretty village in Hampshire. The owners of the café wanted to transform the courtyard into a proper eating area while retaining the charm and identity of the café. The design of the transformation really showcases that the pergola structure itself is really just the start.

Instead of screens on the sides, we recommended to the client rustic wood panelling. Between the two layers of panelling, we placed insulation material, creating the perfect inside outside area. For plenty of sunlight, we recommended using our glass panelling at the front – and these, in addition to the louvred roof, can open and close with the weather.

The Driftwood Cafe Outside
The Driftwood Cafe Closed Roof
The Driftwood Cafe

 

Broadview: helping you to realise the potential of your outside space

The examples we’ve featured in this round up really showcase the extent of what the Broadview team can offer. While we have an extensive range of pergolas and outdoor shading structures for hospitality businesses to choose from, we’d love to work with your team and any third parties to create a unique outside space for your customers to enjoy all year round.

If you would like to talk to the Broadview team about our product range and any ideas that you have for your business, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01202 679012.