Senior delivers for new Manchester Life development

Senior Architectural Systems has delivered its largest order to date for its thermally-efficient PURe® aluminium windows at Manchester Life’s new Cotton Field Wharf residential development.  Cotton Field Wharf is the first scheme to be completed as part Manchester Life’s plans to create over 1000 new private rental homes across the Ancoats area of Manchester.

The 302 new apartments at Cotton Field Wharf benefit from the use of Senior’s patented PURe® aluminium casement windows, Senior’s PURe® FOLD aluminium doors open up to private terraces, many of which enjoy picturesque waterside views thanks to the scheme’s location overlooking the New Islington Marina. On the lower levels, Senior’s slim profile aluminium curtain walling system has been used to frame the communal areas, which include a gym and club room, and maximise the sense of light and space.  Senior’s SPW501 commercial aluminium doors complete the development’s attractive glazing package.

Simon Scholefield, Senior Architectural System’s architectural advisor for the North West region added: “Product innovation and supply chain collaboration have played a key role in the delivery of Cotton Field Wharf and we are extremely proud to have been involved. We are also delighted to be continuing our relationship with Elite, John Sisk and Manchester Life following our appointment to supply to the fenestration package for the new Smith’s Yard scheme that
forms part of the same development.”

Senior’s PURe® aluminium window system is the first on the UK market to benefit from an enhanced thermal barrier manufactured from expanded polyurethane foam (PUR). Traditionally used in cladding and insulation products, the innovative use of PUR as a thermal barrier in windows and doors gives the PURe ® range the potential to achieve U-values as low as  0.71W/m2 K when calculated as a commercial CEN standard window, and 0.93W/m2 K when calculated as a CEN standard door.

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