Terry Frost Building, Leeds

The Terry Frost Building is a new £30 million luxury student accommodation development in the heart of Leeds’ university hub, designed by architects Howarth Litchfield Durham and built by main contractor GMI Leeds on behalf of developer Alumno. Managed by student accommodation provider Prestige Student Living, the scheme provides 411 luxurious en-suite rooms as well as prestigious communal spaces including a lounge, study spaces, gym, games area, café bar and rooftop biodiversity garden. The building’s ground floor also boasts a studio space to support local artists, complete with a kiln.

The seven-storey building required a robust yet attractive façade, and our SF52 aluminium curtain wall system provided the ideal solution. Featuring a range of benefits including slim sightlines and enhanced thermal performance to exceed current regulations, as well as excellent weather performance and cradle-to-cradle recyclability, the SF52 curtain wall system perfectly combines form and function.

Our popular PURe® range of aluminium windows and doors was also utilised throughout the development’s exterior facade. This revolutionary range features an expanded polyurethane thermal barrier for exceptional thermal performance, Part L compliance and ultra-low U-values. The PURe® aluminium windows and doors are compatible with each other, as well with our curtain walling systems including SF52, for a seamless finish. All our aluminium fenestration systems were fabricated and installed by specialist contractor Elite Aluminium Systems Ltd.


Student Accommodation


Leeds, West Yorkshire


Howarth Litchfield Durham

Main Contractor:

GMI Leeds


Elite Aluminium Systems Ltd.

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