Banana Wharf


Restaurant Shading Solutions in Poole

The Brief

The prestigious Delicious Dining Group were looking to add a feeling of class and comfort to their new outdoor seating area at Banana Wharf in order to maximise their clients dining experience whilst taking in views of the marina. In addition to this they required sun protection to the inside dining room and new signage above the door.

Not only did the terrace need to be eye-catchingly stunning as it is the frontage of the restaurant, the solution needed to provide cover, warmth and light. The prominent position of this new restaurant on the well know Poole Quay meant image was key in order to attract new customers from near and far.

The Broadview Solution

The project brought together both the Broadview awnings and signage businesses to offer the client a complete ‘onestop- shop’ service, which included the installation of a bespoke canopy, two large-span umbrellas with heaters and lights, three electric sun screens, illuminated signage, menu cases and window graphics.

A four metre by one metre wedge-style canopy was manufactured using an aluminium frame and digitally printed with Banana Wharf graphics and installed over the entrance doors. To assist with extra sun screening to reduce any internal glare within the restaurant, Broadview developed and positioned a series of B1100 electric sunscreens with special zip channels over three large windows. These have been manufactured using Soltis® 86 fabric which is designed to ensure greater protection from internal heat build up and sunlight. The transparency of this fabric ensures that when the screens are down the views across Poole harbour from the restaurant are uninterrupted. These screens are operated by remote control at any time. The screens also have been printed with the Banana Wharf livery to create a high impact impression from the south elevation.

As well as protecting diners eating inside the restaurant, customers choosing to dine and enjoy a drink outside can be protected from the sun and other weather conditions under one of the two four metre by four metre umbrellas which each incorporate four 1.5kw heaters and Osram fluorescent lighting. Due to the restaurant’s waterfront location the strong wind versions were selected and the umbrella masts have been installed into the upstairs terrace. These are made of corrosion-resistant, powder-coated aluminium. The umbrella fabrics are hard wearing Dolan acrylic canvas.

To complete the project, Broadview supplied and installed three sets of ‘Banana Wharf’ lettering for the principal signage logos and two of the sets illuminate using LEDs. Frosted graphics, using the Banana Wharf logo, have also been applied to the windows and two aluminium 800 x 800 lockable menu cases have been manufactured and installed to the exterior of the building.

The Result

The restaurant is in a prominent location on Poole Quay and by creating and installing the signage, window graphics and exterior shading solutions, Broadview have added the finishing touches to Poole’s newest restaurant to create a minimalistic yet high impact look.

We offer expert shading solutions for a number of industries, including hotels, retail and educational establishments. Contact our team today for more information!


“Broadview offered a complete service for Banana Wharf in Poole, successfully supplying and fitting menu cases, canopies, roller screens, parasols and signage. In every aspect of their work we found Broadview to offer excellent service delivered to timescales and always with professionalism.”

Steve Hughes, Director at Delicious Dining Group

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