Entrance canopy at Doggett’s, Blackfriars Bridge

An Entrance canopy does more than just protect visitors from the weather when entering a location, possibly from the road or a car park; they also act as a signpost to the very point at which the business wants to direct customers or guests. The apex shape of this entrance canopy shown here at the Doggett’s  Coat and Badge pub alongside Blackfriars Bridge in London is one with which we have been particularly successful. The apex style of entrance canopy fits in with all  building facades whether modern or traditional and the shape  of this entrance canopy  is also  particularly robust due to the triangular nature of construction. In addition to the entrance canopy we have also installed two wedge canopies which  demonstrate the branding possibilities which can be exploited by the application on the main covers of branding using our bespoke unique RAGS® graphics process which ensures a crisp, clean graphic  perfectly the client’s branding style. The extreme rigidity of the RIB wedge canopy is made possible by the manufacturing process we have developed, incorporating  light weight aluminium profiles fitted together without the use of degradable plastic parts; the construction ensures exceptional resistance to weathering.

The pub is named after a 300 year-old boat race and is spread over multiple floors with a terrace above the Thames. Doggett’s Coat and Badge in South Bank, London is within a short stroll of Blackfriars Bridge, Stamford Street and Blackfriars Road . Doggett’s Coat and Badge is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson’s collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Doggett’s Coat and Badge is named after the prize and name for the oldest rowing race in the world.  Up to six apprentice watermen of the River Thames in England compete for this prestigious honour, which has been held every year since 1715. The 4 miles 5 furlongs) race is held on the Thames between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea, passing under a total of eleven bridges en route. Originally, it was raced every 1 August against the outgoing (falling or ebb) tide, in the boats used by watermen to ferry passengers across the Thames. Today it is raced at a date and time in late July that coincides with the incoming (rising or flood) tide, in contemporary single sculling boats.