Waterside Gold Coast City Council shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

The Benefits of Shade Structures for Shopping Centres

 Jamie Howard      In

As temperatures continue to rise, shopping centres are becoming more conscious of the need to provide comfortable, shaded areas for their customers. This has resulted in a growing demand for shade structures that provide not only relief from the sun but also add aesthetic appeal to the shopping centre. Versatile Structures, a multi award-winning shade structure manufacturer and installer, has been at the forefront of the trend, creating innovative shade structures that meet the needs of shopping centres.

Shopping centres are often large, open spaces with little or no natural shade. This makes them uncomfortable for customers during hot weather, which can lead to a decline in foot traffic and revenue. However, with the installation of shade structures, shopping centres can provide comfortable and inviting spaces that customers will want to spend time in.

Versatile Structures has been providing shade solutions to shopping centres for many years. Their shade structures are not only functional but also visually appealing, adding to the aesthetic appeal of the shopping centre. They offer a range of shade solutions, including cantilevered structures, umbrellas, and sail shades, all of which can be customized to meet the unique needs of each shopping centre.

One of the benefits of working with Versatile Structures is their ability to provide turnkey solutions. They have an experienced team of designers, engineers, and installers who can manage the entire process, from initial design through to installation. This makes the process seamless and hassle-free for the shopping centre management team, allowing them to focus on other important aspects of running the centre.

In addition to being functional and visually appealing, shade structures from Versatile Structures are also durable and long-lasting. They use high-quality materials and construction techniques to ensure that their structures can withstand even the harshest weather conditions. This means that shopping centres can invest in shade structures with confidence, knowing that they will provide long-term benefits.

Another benefit of shade structures from Versatile Structures is their ability to provide branding opportunities. Shopping centres can choose to have their shade structures customized with their logo or branding, which can help to create a cohesive and professional look throughout the centre. This can also help to increase brand awareness and recognition, which can lead to increased customer loyalty and revenue.

Finally, shade structures from Versatile Structures can also help to reduce energy costs for shopping centres. By providing shade, they can help to reduce the amount of direct sunlight that enters the building, which can reduce the need for air conditioning and cooling systems. This can result in significant cost savings over time, making shade structures a wise investment for shopping centres.

In conclusion, shopping centres can greatly benefit from the installation of shade structures. They not only provide relief from the sun but also add aesthetic appeal, branding opportunities, and cost savings. Versatile Structures, with their experience and expertise in shade structure manufacturing and installation, can provide turnkey solutions that meet the unique needs of each shopping canter. Investing in shade structures from Versatile Structures is a wise decision that can pay off in both the short and long term.


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    Jamie Howard - Director

    Co-founder and Director Jamie has been hands-on in the shade and steel industry since leaving school. With over 15 years’ experience in shade, membrane and steel projects, Jamie is excited about the design opportunities shade structures offer in the commercial and industrial sectors. Jamie’s extensive design skills give him a competitive edge in situations with technical design complexity. He has won two personal industry awards for his designs, alongside many company-won awards.