Aluminium glazing from Senior Architectural Systems has been specified for use on two new college contracts in the north of England.
Senior has supplied the glazing packages for the new Lancashire Energy HQ at Blackpool & Flyde College, and the Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre at Wakefield College in West Yorkshire, to deliver the design vision of architects IBI Group.
|Lancashire Energy HQ, Blackpool||ASIC, Wakefield|
Combining attractive slim sightlines and high thermal performance, the building envelope of both college buildings has benefitted from products from Senior’s extensive range of aluminium doors, windows and curtain walling systems. Reflecting the college’s focus on training for the renewable energy sector, Blackpool & Flyde College scheme boasts a sustainable design scheme which includes a living green wall and an energy-efficient glazing package. The improved thermal performance and slim sightlines offered by Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain walling made it the ideal choice to create the college’s attractive double-height atrium and striking faceted entrance, which also features Senior’s robust SPW500 aluminium doors. Further contributing to the building’s BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’ are Senior’s thermally-broken SPW600e aluminium windows.
Also designed by IBI Group, the new ASIC building at Wakefield College features the same specification of aluminium fenestration solutions from Senior. Here, Senior’s SF52 curtain walling has been used to add further interest to the building’s attractive façade design which features a mix of masonry brickwork and coloured cladding panels. The modern design of the new-build three storey building maximises the use of light and space, with the slim profile of Senior’s SF52 curtain walling system and SPW600e aluminium windows helping to create a welcoming and comfortable learning environment.