Tower Wharf

Tower Wharf student accommodation scheme in Chester, from Curlew Property LP, takes inspiration from its location next to Chester’s famous Shropshire Union Canal. This modern student accommodation boasts facilities across two four-storey and one three-storey blocks.

Senior’s aluminium curtain walling, windows and doors were specified for use on all three buildings of the new development. Senior’s thermally-efficient SPW600e windows and SPW600 doors were chosen for the use within the individual apartments, many of which feature attractive balconies that overlook the canal. The communal areas of the scheme feature Senior’s robust SPW501 aluminium doors, with the slim sightlines offered by Senior’s popular SF52 curtain walling enhancing the sense of light and space across the lower ground floors.

The facades of the individual buildings were created using different materials, with a striking mix of traditional brickwork, pre-coated zinc cladding and cedar timber cladding. Working with different interfaces meant that the installation of the fenestration package required careful planning by the Kingfisher team. Close coordination with other trades on site was also vital to ensure that the construction programme remained on schedule, particularly as the windows had to be installed before work on the brickwork façade was completed.

The acoustic performance of the fenestration package was also a key consideration as the new student accommodation development was close to existing properties on the canalside, including many residential properties. Senior’s SPW600e aluminium windows provided the ideal solution to meeting the various acoustic requirements across each of the three buildings in addition to offering exceptional thermal efficiency.






Watkins Jones

Main Contractor:

Watkins Jones


Kingfisher Windows Ltd

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