Combining attractive slim sightlines and enhanced thermal-efficiency, Senior Architectural Systems’ SF52 aluminium curtain walling has featured in the glazed façade of a landmark new data centre in the London Docklands.
Designed by ARC-MC architects, The Point is a new three-storey bespoke built powered shell data centre located on the Isle of Dogs.
The scheme’s visually arresting building envelope comprises of an attractive combination of different materials, with the sleek and slim line aluminium frame of Senior’s SF52 curtain walling beautifully complementing the granite cladding.
Installed by Visual Concept Ltd for main contractor Metnor Construction, Senior’s high performance aluminium SD commercial doors have also been fitted to the building’s main entrance to offer both a practical and aesthetically satisfying solution.
Supply chain collaboration was crucial to the successful delivery of the project, with Visual Concept Ltd suggesting the use of Senior’s SF52 curtain walling over competitor systems, to better meet the scheme’s stringent targets for U-values and energy-efficiency.
The recognised quality of Senior’s aluminium fenestration systems, which are designed and manufactured in the UK, was also a pivotal factor.
The location of the data centre posed many challenges, with access to one of the elevations restricted by the River Thames and the others by the neighbouring buildings.
To guarantee the build programme stayed on schedule, each phase of work and the delivery of materials had to be carefully coordinated.
Paul Price, from Visual Concept Ltd, explained: “We are extremely proud to have been involved in the creation of The Point and from inception to completion, it was a pleasure working alongside Metnor Construction and Senior Architectural Systems on such a landmark scheme.
“We were keen to work with Senior on this contract and the level of service they provided was fantastic, with all the orders expertly inputted, painted and supplied on time throughout the whole phasing procedure.
“The additional technical and practical support that was made available, particularly from our regional technical sales manager Mark Durose who was our main point of contact throughout the build, was also very impressive. All in all, a great team effort and a project to be proud of!”
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