Senior brings its aluminium solutions to the ‘Steel City’

  • 11 May 2021

Leading manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems has successfully delivered the full aluminium fenestration packages to two new contracts in Sheffield.

Drawing on Senior’s proven track record of work in the student accommodation sector, it was chosen to provide the following for the new Great Central development.

 – PURe® SLIDE aluminium doors
 – SPW600 commercial doors
 – SPW600 aluminium windows
 – SF52 aluminium curtain wall 

Comprising 131 residential apartments and two commercial units, the scheme ranges from four to nine storeys in height. It is named after the former railway line that ran behind the site in the Neepsend area of the city, on the north bank of the River Don. 

The choice of Senior’s slim profile aluminium fenestration systems provides the scheme with an attractive façade. It not only maximises the use of daylight and natural ventilation but also provides exceptional durability.

This helps to reduce maintenance requirements, while withstanding the demands of a high-traffic student accommodation building.

The specification of Senior’s patented low U-value PURe® SLIDE aluminium doors to each of the individual apartments is not only an attractive design feature but also a practical way of improving the building’s thermal-efficiency, lowering the residents’ energy bills and providing expansive views across the city. 

Designed by CODA Architects, the scheme was built by Broadfield Construction. Fabrication and installation of the fenestration package was  done by DPS Facades Ltd.

Senior has also supplied a range of aluminium glazing products for another Sheffield project. This was as part of the contract to create a new office extension for MEPs International, a global industrial consultant specialising in the steel market.


The new building benefits from Senior’s high performance SPW501 commercial doors, SPW600 aluminium windows and SF52 aluminium curtain wall. These were again fabricated and installed by DPS Facades Ltd.

A key feature of the fenestration design is the louvre guards, that have been installed to the windows. These create an attractive aesthetic detail and provide additional safety and security.


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

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

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