Waterside views

Senior Architectural Systems provided a high-performance fenestration package for a new residential development in Nottingham.

The Waterside Apartments scheme on the banks of the River Trent comprises a mix of luxury residential accommodation, with 121 individual apartments and duplex penthouse developed over 11 storeys, with office and leisure facilities to the ground floor.

The project is a key part of the wider regeneration of the area and is located on the site of the former Rushcliffe Borough Council Civic Centre.

Designed by Leonard Design Architects for clients Monk Estates and Harmony Bridge, the Waterside Apartments enjoy expansive views of the city and the river and these have been enhanced through the specification of Senior’s aluminium windows, sliding doors and curtain walling.

Senior’s products were installed and fabricated by supply chain partner Duplus Architectural Systems and were powder-coated to provide added protection from the elements.

The development maximises the sense of light and space through the use of floor to ceiling glazing, with Senior’s slim profile SPW600 aluminium windows used throughout alongside Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain wall system. To provide natural ventilation and access to Juliet balconies, Senior’s low U-value Pure Slide aluminium doors were also installed.

The Pure Slide range includes an inline sliding door, and a lift and slide door, now in a choice of single, double and triple track configurations. The addition of the triple-track option, which enables all three door panels to slide, offers greater design flexibility by maximising the sense of light and space to achieve wider views, larger openings and full-length sliding glass walls.

Senior’s Pure Slide aluminium doors also provide exceptional thermal performance thanks to the patented use of an enhanced thermal barrier manufactured from expanded polyurethane foam (PUR).