Solent University, Southampton
The new sports complex at the Solent University in Southampton includes aluminium fenestration package from SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS.
Designed by Architecture PLB, the complex comprises a four-storey tower block, which accommodates teaching areas, gym facilities and fitness studios, alongside a separate sports hall block.
The main tower block is wrapped in perforated veil cladding which is punctuated by Senior’s thermally-enhanced SPW600 aluminium windows. On the smaller sports hall building, the dark brickwork façade design has been balanced by Senior’s Hybrid timber aluminium windows.
A welcoming entrance to the sports complex has been created through the use of Senior’s slim profile SF52 aluminium curtain walling, which has been installed to the ground floor level of the main building. The SF52 curtain wall system has been integrated with Senior’s robust SPW501 commercial doors to provide safe and secure access to the new facilities. Senior’s aluminium products were designed and fabricated for main contractor Morgan Sindall Construction.
The completed scheme has been awarded an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating.