Providing a modern take on the industrial look, high-performance aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling from Senior Architectural Systems have been specified for a residential development that forms part of the regeneration of Tyne and Wear’s historic docklands. Located on the former Smith’s Dock shipyard in North Shields, the new Smokehouses have been designed by Simpson Haugh for joint developers Urban Splash and Places for People.
The scheme, which comprises two apartment blocks, is intended to celebrate the area’s industrial heritage while providing residents with modern aspirational living spaces. Utilising solutions from across Senior’s comprehensive product range, the fenestration package was installed and fabricated by North Eastern Glass for main contractor Robertson CE.
The attractive glazed frontages facilitate views of the River Tyne, with the simple, rectangular- shaped Senior aluminium windows drawing inspiration from nearby warehouses. Senior’s patented low U-value PURe® aluminium windows and PURe® SLIDE aluminium doors are employed on the apartments and provide access to private balconies.
The ground floor retail areas utilise Senior’s slimline SF52 aluminium curtain walling and robust SPW501 aluminium commercial doors, ensuring both practicality and a welcoming aesthetic. The aluminium frames of the fenestration systems were powder-coated at Senior’s in-house facility to achieve a dark industrial tone. This adds visual interest and complements the external cladding.
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