Senior blends old and new at Doncaster’s Danum development

  • 28 Apr 2021

Senior Architectural Systems plays a key role in the construction of the new Danum Gallery, Library and Museum in Doncaster.

The aluminium fenestration solutions provider has its roots in South Yorkshire, with a strong heritage spanning some 30 years.

With design by leading architects Bond Bryan and the building process by main contractor Willmott Dixon, the creation of the new cultural and learning hub follows the sensitive restoration of four existing buildings. 

A key focal point of the scheme, and one that looks even more dramatic at dusk, is the restored frontage of a former Victorian school which has been framed by Senior’s slimline SF52 aluminium curtain wall and showcased within a new steel-frame building.


The striking glazed façade, fabricated and installed by Senior’s supply chain partner Chemplas Ltd, also features Senior’s robust aluminium commercial doors.

As well as accentuating the architectural appeal of the former Doncaster High School for Girls, the scheme provides a light, airy and welcoming space for the local community to explore some of the town’s heritage and previously unseen exhibits.


Senior SF52 curtain wall system

Benefiting from a strong yet slim aluminium frame, Senior’s SF52 curtain wall system was the ideal choice to minimise sightlines and provide exceptional views of the restored school building’s period features. The system’s enhanced thermal performance will also help boost the scheme’s overall energy-efficiency.

Available as a mullion drained system which removes the need for visible drainage slots, Senior’s SF52 curtain wall can be specified as capped, silicone sealed or as a combination of the two for even greater design flexibility.

Senior’s in-house powder coating facility means the SF52 system is available in an almost unlimited range of colours and finishes.

The SF52 system features at another Doncaster venue – the hotel at the town’s racecourse. Hit the link to read more about that project.


Senior Architectural Systems,
Eland Road,
Denaby Main,
United Kingdom,
DN12 4HA

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01709 772600
Fax: 01709 772601

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