The Potting Shed, Bingley

Maximising the potential of outside areas, in all-weathers, all year round

W-Series: Inclined Retractable Roof

P-Series: Lion HD Umbrella

As part of a multi-million pound refurbishment, converting a historic West Yorkshire building into vibrant brand ‘The Potting Shed’, was given a complete makeover both inside and out. A key part of the new business strategy was to maximise the outside spaces and accompanying views for use all year round.

James Robertshaw’s design and planning team drew on our extensive experience of working within the leisure and hospitality industry to create a dual solution: a stunning 84 square meter W-Series automated pergola to offer total weather protection for the rooftop garden; and a show-stopping 8 meter x 7 meter P-Series parasol, complete with branding, to cover the entire outside bench area when needed.

The automated W-Series pergola is integrated with bi-folding windows, heaters, air-conditioning and lighting to create an elegant weather-sealed room during winter months – or rainy summers! But when the sun shines and the temperature heats up, the roof and walls can be completely retracted to give customers the al-fresco experience they crave. This control means customers can enjoy the wonderful views all year round.

Downstairs in the main courtyard, the control and flexibility continues with the giant 56 square meter parasol. Engineered to the highest strengths and wind-resistance, the waterproof material means customers have a dry, shaded place to eat and drink even on those drizzly days and winter nights. Accompanied by high-power heaters, it provides total protection whilst maintaining the traditional beer garden atmosphere.

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“The awning and umbrella from James Robertshaw have made a spectacular difference to us. Not just adding to comfort for our customers but seriously increasing our bottom line. They paid for themselves in just two weeks, which makes them an excellent investment.”

Benji Comstive, Manager

“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

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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