MODO, Liverpool

When the rain starts, the party doesn’t stop.

W-Series: Ricci Parasol, for year-round entertainment spaces.


Situated in the buzzing center of Liverpool nightlife, Modo cocktail lounge and bar bursts out of its glitzy interior to occupy half of Concert Square. It’s rapidly become one of the city’s most popular nightspots, but with so much of its entertainment space outside it had a problem – when the rain started, the fun stopped. Luckily, we had a solution.


Working in partnership with our friends at CER Retractable Roofs, a project consultation was instigated with the client, along with a full technical site survey. The W-Series: Ricci Parasol system was specified, proposed and approved by the client. Designed around a dramatic curved roof design, it can be designed as a modular system and can also be combined with multiple products to create almost unlimited coverage size and combinations. Its many key features that makes it unique include; its strength is unmatched in that it can withstand up to gale force winds, it has a unique steel middle post and cross frame from which you can hang heaters, music speakers and bespoke lighting. A unique lighting system which is also integrated into the fabric rails with the option to be dimmable.


For the Modo project, we installed four systems connected, totaling 14,000mm width x 12,000mm depth, creating a staggering 168m2 of fully weather-protected outside entertainment space. This results in providing tables and chairs for over 150 customers, open to the warmth and sun when possible, but completely covered, combined with heaters and lights, for when the weather turns and the nights draw in. Creating this versatility, within a previously unusable space, has not only created a massively desirable destination for Modo’s clients, it has also made a return on investment of 450% within six months of launch.


The benefits of our fully weather-protected retractable roof systems have been proven time and again in bars, restaurants and hotels across the country. Offering incredible return on investment in a crowd-drawing and crowd-pleasing design, the W-Series from James Robertshaw turns your outside space into a money-spinning destination.

We don’t just find the solution. We create it.

Watch our Modo Case Study Video

“The W-Series: Ricci Parasol is an amazing system, for an amazing project. The unique benefit of this system is the ability to negate planning control.”

Alan Ritchie, Managing Director, CER Retractable Roofs

“The W-Series has definitely exceeded our expectations. It’s everything you’d want from a conservatory and living extension, but on sunny days it’s like having an al fresco dining room! It’s been a real wow factor for all our friends and visitors.”

Throughout the design and installation process, James Robertshaw and their partners have been fantastic to work with. We get lots of comments from visitors about how good the blinds look and when they’re rolled away they are so discreet you wouldn’t even know they are there. Which is great for match days!

Steve Newton, Tours and Operations Manager

“The P-Series umbrellas have been amazing for us. We’ve increased turnover 300% since they were installed!”

Colin Monk, Owner, High Spirits Leisure Group, Arts Bar & Grill, Bowness-on-Windermerer

Get in touch today

To find out more about James Robertshaw and our products, contact us today by calling our team on 01204 574 764 or sending a message


James Robertshaw & Sons Ltd

Unit 2a Cranfield Road
Lostock Industrial Estate
Bolton BL6 4SB

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James Robertshaw & Sons Ltd

Unit 2a Cranfield Road
Lostock Industrial Estate
Bolton BL6 4SB