Starring role

Senior Architectural Systems’ slimline SF52 aluminium curtain wall system was used to create the eye-catching frontage of the new six-screen Savoy cinema and restaurant complex in Doncaster’s Cultural and Civic Quarter.

The new building also features Senior’s SPW501 aluminium commercial doors at the main entrance.

The building, which was designed by Harris Partnership and delivered by main contractor Lindum, features a range of Senior’s aluminium fenestration systems, which have all been fabricated and installed by Rotherham-based Alusec.

The new cinema is one of the latest projects to be completed as part of the wider regeneration of Doncaster’s historic Cultural and Civic Quarter, with Senior also appointed to supply the fenestration package for the town’s new Danum Gallery, Library and Museum.

Designed and built by architects Bond Bryan and main contractor Willmott Dixon, the new cultural and learning hub was created following the restoration of four existing buildings. A key focal point of the scheme, and one that looks even more dramatic at dusk, is the restored frontage of a former Edwardian school which was framed by Senior’s slimline SF52 aluminium curtain wall and showcased within a new steel-frame building.

The glazed facade, which was fabricated and installed by Chemplas, also features Senior’s aluminium commercial doors.