Westfield Albany Brightens up Outdoor Area with Commercial Umbrellas

07 December 2016
Award winning shopping centre Westfield Albany have recently given their main mall entrance a face lift with the addition of some large, bright and summery outdoor commercial umbrellas from Shade7.

Auckland based company Shade7 have been supplying commercial umbrellas, outdoor furniture and branded gazebos to businesses and organisation throughout New Zealand, the pacific and around the world. The quality of design and workmanship across their products has given them a reputation for excellence in their field. Westfield Albany have returned to Shade7 for a design upgrade at one of their key outdoor spaces.

Opening towards the end of 2007, Westfield Albany quickly won two awards from the NZ Property council. They were awarded the prestigious Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award and one for Retail Property Excellence.  The council cited that “The emphasis on public spaces, its broad choice of places to eat and drink and its family-friendly play areas are designed to provide a focal point for the whole Albany community and beyond.” This sentiment continues to ring true as Westfield Albany continue to put emphasis on their friendly outdoor spaces.

Previously Albany Westfield had called up NZ company Shade7 to supply 6 stylish Tulip umbrellas, which are effectively an inverted umbrella. After over 7 years of use, the centre have refurbished their outdoor area and replaced them with Shade7’s Tempest Commercial Umbrella.

The Tempest is Shade7’s largest commercial umbrella, which is available in four sizes. They can be found in various commercial sites throughout New Zealand, Fiji, and French Polynesia. As it is extremely strong and withstands wind gusts of up to 80-100km/h while open, it is a popular choice as a semi-permanent structure. Westfield Albany selected six of the 4m by 4m square Tempests to have installed around the outdoor space.

This outdoor area acts as one of the main entrances to the large shopping centre, surrounded by various cafes and restaurants. Shoppers and diners can enjoy relaxing under the umbrellas with a reprieve from sun or rain. Supplied in a bold pistachio acrylic canvas, the umbrellas offer a bright and summery ambience to the outdoor space.

Shade7 continue to work on a number projects throughout New Zealand and around the world. Queens Wharf in Auckland also saw the introduction of Shade7’s giant Tempest commercial umbrellas, made with vibrant coloured PVC umbrellas. Please contact the team at Shade7 to discuss your commercial umbrella, gazebo and outdoor furniture requirements.

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