Outdoor Connex — Modular Outdoor Awning System

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  • 2022

  • Product

Designed By:

  • Design + Industry (D+I)
  • The Nolan Group

Commissioned By:

The Nolan Group

Designed In:

Australia

The post-pandemic environment has incentivised hospitality venues to utilise all space available. The Outdoor Connex Collection can create additional seating capacity through a range of modular outdoor dining structures. The Outdoor Connex Collection can transform any open space into a first-class outdoor dining experience that offers 100% weather protection and climate comfort, all year round. Built tough for Australian conditions. Structurally Certified.15-Year Structural Warranty. Designed + Made in Australia.


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  • Post-Pandemic, more than ever before hospitality operators need to ensure outdoor dining experiences are available and that every sqm is utilised to maximise capacity + earning revenue. Hospitality vendors generally don’t have time to arrange any upgrade to their venue in a timely manner. In addition to each site having their own unique installation challenges, all commercial projects have several planning + approval hops that venue owners have to jump through. The main objective of the Outdoor Connex Collection is to give the hospitality industry a hassle-free way to enhance the capacity for their venues + outdoor dining options for patrons. All elements of the program from the customizable design to the comprehensive planning and approval support services, had to be developed to deliver a first class dining solution quickly + effectively.

  • The Outdoor Connex Collection is a modular system offering a streamlined and cost-effective solution to enhance venues with an all-year round outdoor dining + entertainment area. The unique design allows structural modules to be joined (side by side/back to back), and for smaller spaces to be cut down by both width and length without compromising integrity. The structure can either be bolted or weighted down, and is easily height adjustable with levelling achieved through a post based mechanism. The structure utilises the superior Australian Ziptrak® blind system which offers effective climate control as well as protection from the elements (Options: Clear PVC: weatherproof, Poly-Mesh: climate control).

  • The Outdoor Connex Collection and service offering from Nolan provides an off-the-shelf end-to-end solution to enhancing venues and events with weatherproof + climate controlled outdoor areas. The system is structurally certified and designed to not require a DA submission (circumstances may vary). The modular nature of the system ensures spaces of all sizes can be transformed into a first-class dining experience. The Installation of a standard structural module (6.2 x 3.2m) can be completed within just one day. The system has been designed to reduce the pain-points of hospitality operators looking to enhance their venues and is available Australia-wide through an established national network of distributors + installers.

  • In a post-pandemic environment where recreation requirements have shifted, the system enables operators to create outdoor spaces in an easy, fast and cost-effective manner. The Outdoor Connex Collection is a simple way to transform square metres (on-street/off-street) into additional dining spaces for patrons and revenue centres for operators all year round. The system has been designed to reduce the pain-points of hospitality operators looking to enhance venues with an outdoor area and is available Australia-wide through an established national network of distributors + installers. + Simple to implement: Standard structure has been designed to not require a DA submission. + Modular: Structures can be connected together to expand in length and width or can cut to size to fit smaller spaces without compromising integrity. + Weather-ready: Ziptrak® blind system and Nolan textile options offer 100% weather protection / climate control. + Customisable: Comprehensive list of supporting accessories (removable PVC walls, café barriers, outdoor carpet). + An end-to-end offering: Comprehensive support services from consultation through to assistance with DA submissions and installation. + Reduced barrier to implementation: Strategic partnerships with commercial leasing agents to offer flexible payment options.