Sheffield double

Senior Architectural Systems delivered the full aluminium fenestration packages to two new contracts in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

The company provided its Pure Slide aluminium doors, SPW600 commercial doors, SPW600 aluminium windows, and SF52 aluminium curtain wall for the new Great Central development. Comprising 131 residential apartments and two commercial units, the scheme ranges from four to nine storeys in height and is named after the former railway line that ran behind the site in the Neepsend area of the city, on the north bank of the River Don.

Senior’s slim profile aluminium fenestration systems provided the scheme with an attractive facade that not only maximises the use of daylight and natural ventilation but also provides exceptional durability, helping to reduce maintenance requirements while withstanding the demands of a high-traffic student accommodation building, the company said.

Designed by Coda Architects, the scheme was built by Broadfield Construction, with the fenestration package fabricated and installed by DPS Facades.

In another part of Sheffield, Senior supplied a range of aluminium glazing products as part of the contract to create a new office extension for MEPs International, a global industrial consultant specialising in the steel market. Designed by Thread Architects and constructed by TH Michaels, the new building benefits from Senior’s SPW501 commercial doors, SPW600 aluminium windows and SF52 aluminium curtain wall, which were again fabricated and installed by DPS Facades.

A key feature of the fenestration design is the louvre guards that have been installed to the windows to create an attractive aesthetic detail and to provide additional safety and security.