Smokehouses, North Shields
Aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling from SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS have been specified for the Smokehouses, a new residential development created as part of the regeneration of the former Smith’s Dock shipyard in North Shields on Tyneside.
Designed by Simpson Haugh architects and jointly developed by Urban Splash and Places for People, the two apartment blocks use Senior systems that were installed and fabricated by North Eastern Glass Ltd for main contractor Robertson CE Ltd, with whom Senior has an established supplier agreement.
The apartments include Senior’s patented low U-value PURe aluminium windows and PURe Slide aluminium doors, which also provide access to a balcony area. The ground floor retail areas feature Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain walling and SPW501 aluminium commercial doors.
The aluminium frames of the windows, doors and curtain walling have also been powder-coated at Senior’s in-house facility to achieve a dark industrial tone, which complements the buildings’ red zinc cladding.