Slough Ice Arena
The SF52 aluminium curtain walling system from SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS feature in the refurbished Slough Ice Arena.
Designed by GT3 Architects, the entrance to the new leisure facility features the aluminium wall system and SPW501 aluminium commercial doors, with thermally broken SPW600 aluminium windows also featuring throughout. Senior was appointed by main contractor Morgan Sindall, with whom the company has an established supplier agreement, to deliver the fenestration package along with long-term supply chain partner Elite Aluminium Systems.
Originally built in the 1980s, the arena has been refurbished and extended to create a new leisure destination. The building design features three wooden glulam beam arches, with Senior’s slim profile SF52 aluminium curtain wall used to create the glazed frontage and provide a contrast to the attractive timber cladding. As well as completing work on the ice arena, Elite also installed the fenestration package of the new leisure centre building.
The arena’s close proximity to Montem Mound, which holds Scheduled Ancient Monument status, meant that care had to be taken throughout the construction process to ensure that no damage or disruption was caused to the local environment.