A lasting impression

Products from Senior Architectural Systems were specified on two new buildings as part of the wider redevelopment of the University of Leicester’s Brookfield campus.

Senior’s aluminium doors, windows and curtain wall systems feature on the newly developed east wing of the university’s iconic Percy Gee Building, which houses the student union, and the new School of Business.

The new four-story extension has embraced the use of daylighting with Senior’s slimline SF52 aluminium curtain wall and patented low U-value Pure aluminium windows. Both fenestration systems have helped improve the thermal efficiency of the building, with the aluminium frames complementing the vertical brise soleil fins that project 1m from the glazed facade.

The entrance was completed with Senior’s SPW501 aluminium commercial doors. Designed by Shepheard Epstein Hunter, Senior worked with installer Unique Windows Systems and main contractor Stepnell to deliver the fenestration package.

The School of Business involved the refurbishment of the existing Victorian building and the creation of a more architecturally sympathetic gabled three-storey extension.

The new building was wrapped in copper cladding, with Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain wall system and SPW600 aluminium windows used to create a light and airy interior, and the company’s SPW501 aluminium commercial doors installed to the main entrance.

Senior’s fenestration package was fabricated and installed by Unique Windows Systems, this time for main contractor Henry Boot.