KFC umbrellas installed by Versatile Structures

KFC Kangaroo Point

The recent upgrade of KFC Kangaroo Point aimed to align the restaurant with KFC's new front of house design brand standard. As part of this transformation, Versatile Structures was chosen to assist with the external upgrade, focusing on the development and installation of two linked umbrellas for the outdoor dining area. This project involved innovative techniques and structural considerations to ensure a durable and visually appealing solution.

The External Upgrade:

Versatile Structures was entrusted with the task of enhancing the external dining area of KFC Kangaroo Point through the installation of two linked umbrellas. These umbrellas were designed to meet the specific requirements of the space, complement the new brand standard, and provide a comfortable and weatherproof environment for customers.

Onsite Structure Assembly:

To bring the project to fruition, a designated area for onsite structure assembly was utilized. This approach allowed the Versatile Structures team to meticulously construct the umbrellas according to the restaurant's specifications. As part of the assembly process, drilling into the existing slab was required to ensure structural strength and stability, guaranteeing a long-lasting installation.

Unique Linked Umbrella Installation:

One of the standout features of this project was the linking of individual umbrellas to maximize the weatherproof coverage of the outdoor dining area. By strategically connecting the umbrellas, Versatile Structures created a unified canopy that extended over a larger space, allowing customers to enjoy their meals while remaining shielded from rain or harsh sunlight.

Permanently Open Design:

The umbrellas were designed to remain permanently open, even in wind speeds of up to 145km/hour. This feature ensured that customers could enjoy the outdoor dining area regardless of the weather conditions, without the need for constant manual adjustment or closure. The design not only provided convenience but also contributed to the overall aesthetic appeal of the space.

Benefits and Significance:

The successful collaboration between Versatile Structures and KFC Kangaroo Point resulted in several significant benefits for the restaurant and its customers. The external upgrade provided a visually appealing and comfortable dining area that aligned with KFC's new brand standards. By utilizing the linked umbrella system, Versatile Structures maximized the weatherproof coverage, creating a space that could be enjoyed even during inclement weather.

Moreover, the ability to keep the umbrellas permanently open, irrespective of wind speeds, showcased Versatile Structures' commitment to innovation and quality. This unique feature not only enhanced the dining experience for customers but also demonstrated the company's expertise in designing structures that prioritize safety and durability.


The upgrade of KFC Kangaroo Point's external dining area with Versatile Structures' linked umbrellas showcases the company's ability to deliver functional and visually appealing solutions that meet the specific requirements of their clients. By combining innovative design, onsite structure assembly, and a permanently open system, Versatile Structures successfully transformed the outdoor space into a comfortable and weatherproof environment for KFC customers to enjoy. This project serves as a testament to the company's commitment to excellence and their ability to enhance outdoor spaces with versatile structures.