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The Potting Shed, Bingley

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


Leisure & Hospitality

Project manager

Tony Garbe

Products Used

W-Series: Silver Plus, Bi-Fold Glass,

Albatros Parasol

Project Brief

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 its extensive experience of working within the hospitality and leisure 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 Albatros 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. Full installation and project sign off was completed within 5 working days, with the business remaining fully operation during this period.


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.

“The roof 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

General Manager, The Potting Shed

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