Cornwall Park is a large parkland located in New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, adjacent to the volcanic peak One Tree Hill. While it is privately owned, the 425 acre parkland is open to the public for recreational enjoyment. Situated on site are three eateries, one of which is the Cornwall Park Café. The original opening of the café was delayed after the devastation of a fire, finally opening after reconstruction in mid 2015. Cornwall Park Café has literally risen from the ashes drawing in hungry and thirsty patrons out of the 4 million visitors that visit Cornwall Park each year.
The thriving café consists of three dining sections; inside the cafe, outside under the extended roof line, and thirdly out in the open courtyard. Due to its beautiful green surroundings, the flat grassy areas next to the cafe make it an excellent location for families with children. The open courtyard was proving popular for the café, however lacking in sufficient shade to protect their patrons from harsh sun exposure and heat. A few smaller moveable outdoor umbrellas were originally used around the outdoor dining tables, however the space required something slightly more permanent in addition to these.
New Zealand company Shade7 were approached to supply their resort quality umbrellas for the café. Specialising in outdoor umbrellas, both centre post and cantilever, Shade7 have been supplying their umbrellas throughout NZ and to over 35 countries around the world. Each of their outdoor umbrella models are constructed to a commercial strength, utilising premium quality materials and workmanship. The most popular umbrella from their collection is the Riviera cantilever umbrella, which they have proudly designed and engineered themselves. Cornwall Park Café selected three of the New Zealand designed Riviera cantilever umbrellas for their courtyard area.
Shade7’s Riviera cantilever umbrella has been widely used in both residential and commercial environments. Designed with style, elegance, strength and functionality, the umbrella combines brawn, brains and beauty to enhance aesthetics and comfort of sunny environments. With the ability to rotate the umbrella 360 degrees and utilise infinite tilting adjustment back to the mast, the Riviera provides maximum shade flexibility.
Cornwall Park Café selected the 4m octagonal Riviera cantilever, which is one of the four Riviera sizes available. With an installed wind rating of 50kph, Cornwall Park Café can confidently leave their umbrellas up in certain windy situations. The NZ designed cantilever umbrella boasts superior strength with its 20 micron anodised aluminium mast and marine grade anodised aluminium componentry which is not only strong, but will not rust with rain exposure.
The Riviera cantilever umbrella canopies are made from the finest marine-grade solution-dyed acrylic canvas, which not only holds the maximum colour fastness rating but also the highest available European UV protection rating. Patrons of the Cornwall Park Café can benefit from excellent sun protection while enjoying their food or beverage.
Shade7 continue to supply their outdoor umbrellas for commercial projects locally, such as their branded commercial umbrellas at Mexicali Fresh, as well as globally with a strong presence amongst the resorts and restaurants in Fiji. Contact Shade7 today to discuss your commercial or residential requirements.