About Aquila

Aquila Shelters Ltd was founded in 1986 in order to provide businesses, event managers, schools & colleges, local councils and individuals with a new form of tensile canopy.

The patented Aquila system was engineered to our brief by Buro Happold, a world leader in the field who has worked on the Sydney Opera House, the Millennium Dome, and the Olympic Stadium.

Our highly experienced manufacturing and installation teams are committed to providing canopies that are structurally engineered for safety, strength and durability. Our canopies not only provide a practical and cost effective solution to any specific need but also make a visually striking statement about your organization or event.

Aquila operates in accordance with the Institute of Structural Engineers Guidance for the use of Temporary Demountable Structures (2007). Our experienced team is available to carry out routine inspection and maintenance work within the terms and duration of the contract agreed.

“The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) commends these guidelines and hopes that they will assist the industry achieve their aims of continual improvement in standards of safety based on sensible assessment and management of risk. This is an important step for the industry in ensuring that the safety standards they set are maintained and improved.”

HSE Glasgow 2008

Since 2008 we have undergone a transformation becoming the supplier of choice for permanent school shelters & educational structures. We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work in this sector alongside our other private and public clients.

We are proud holders of MUTAmarq an industry standard accreditation mark administered by the Performance Textiles Association and are fully compliant with their guidelines for the Safe Use and Operation of Marquees and Temporary Structures.

Aquila Shelters end-users:

  • JD Wetherspoon
  • BBC
  • The Highways Agency
  • Bolton Metro
  • Newcastle City Council
  • DEFRA
  • Lancashire County Council
  • Sports Council of Wales
  • United Utilities
  • The University of Manchester

Aquila Shelters Shows:

  • Southampton Boat Show
  • Saltex
  • Cereals
  • The Three Counties Show
  • The Royal Norfolk Show
  • The Royal Highland Show
  • The Royal Welsh Show
  • Hillhead

Aquila Shelters Events:

  • V-Festival
  • T in the Park
  • Kubota Roadshow
  • Bolton Beer Festival
  • Edinburgh Festival
  • Edinburgh Winter Wonderland