The new Lancashire Energy HQ at Blackpool & Flyde College focuses on training for the renewable energy sector. So, a sustainable design scheme for the project was an essential consideration for architects IBI Group. As a result, the completed building and features a living green wall and an energy-efficient glazing package, enabling it to achieve an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.
The improved thermal performance and slim sightlines offered by Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain walling made it the ideal choice to create the college’s attractive double-height atrium and striking faceted entrance, which also features Senior’s robust SPW500 aluminium doors.
Installing Senior’s thermally-broken SPW600e aluminium windows also contributed to building’s ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating.
The project is just one of a strong portfolio of contracts across the North of England for Senior’s key supply chain partners Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd, Bardsley Construction and IBI Group. It demonstrates how close collaboration and early engagement with the project team can really add value and help both the client and architects achieve the required criteria.
Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd