Glazing products for Sillivan Way

Glazing products specified for industrial heritage project

  • 9 Oct 2015

Spectus Window Systems and Worsley Glass have provided glazing products for an apartment development in a historic area of Greater Manchester.

Based around a former listed brewery and lodging house, Salford’s Sillavan Way development required an extraordinary solution to ensure it blended in with the existing historical buildings on site.

The result is four apartment blocks, which have been constructed around a central courtyard garden and retail units.

The original three iconic buildings now accommodate commercial, residential and professional facilities, but retain their red brick exterior, which characterises much of historic Greater Manchester.

Since completion, the development has fulfilled the local authority’s aspiration for a landmark feature at the main route into the city centre, Trinity Way.

Glazing from Spectus

Executive developer, Renaker, awarded the second phase of the project to Worsley Glass, fabricator of the Spectus Elite 70 bevelled system

With almost 600 casement windows and over 100 pairs of French doors in the system, RAL 7016 anthracite was selected for the exterior of the frames, to compliment the brick work of the contemporary and traditional buildings.

Weather tightness was integral to the specification, with the tallest block reaching 17 storeys. The selected windows and doors offer a U-value of 1.2, whilst acoustic glass was used on several elevations on the upper floors.

Spectus supported Worsley Glass throughout the project, providing advice on technical details and supplying coloured profile in time. Following the project’s completion, Renaker appointed Worsley Glass as its supply chain partner for a subsequent apartment development.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY Door Group’s whole-life approach to timber and steel doorsets

ASSA ABLOY Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, offers a cradle-to-grave approach for its steel and timber doorsets, while the UK looks towards a year of recovery. 

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Doors, Health & Safety, Security and Fire Protection, Steel and Structural Frames, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Wooden products

Newton Waterproofing

Register for Newton’s First Live CPD Webinar of 2021

Following the success of Newton Waterproofing’s live CPD events last year, Newton Technical Director Richard Crossley will be delivering the company’s first monthly RIBA approved CPD webinar of 2021, on Tuesday 9 March at 1pm.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing, Facility Management & Building Services, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Seminars

Pilkington

New Pilkington Planar™ BIM models support curtain walling design and build

Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has made its structural glazing technology Pilkington Planar™ available via building information modelling (BIM).

Posted in Articles, BIM, Infrastructure & CAD Software, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Facades, Glass, Information Technology, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows

Crown

Crown supports flood-hit community in Warrington

Crown Decorating Centres’ Warrington branch has donated a thousand litres of Crown Trade Paint to 100 flood-hit local residents.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Charity work, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation