Senior Architectural Systems, the UK’s largest privately owned supplier of fenestration systems to the construction industry, has helped to transform the education facilities in its home town of Doncaster.
Senior supplied windows, doors and curtain walling to Wates Construction to help build the new De Warenne Academy at Conisborough, near Doncaster. Using their streamlined Adapt Schools Solutions design approach, Wates delivered the completed 6,646m2 rebuild in February 2013, just 52 weeks after the start of the build programme.
De Warenne Academy, Conisborough
Set in a beautiful rural conservation area, the building was designed by CPMG Architects in consultation with English Heritage to make sure that it was built in keeping with the surrounding environment.
Senior’s aluminium systems were chosen to enhance the building, giving it a clean modern appearance. The thermally enhanced SMR800 and SCW+ curtain walling systems were installed by commercial glazing contractor Dortech, along with SPW500 shopfront, SPW600 window systems and SD doors.
The project included the design and build of a new two-story building to the rear of the existing school building and refurbishment of the old school sports hall. A new Design, Technology and Construction centre was also created after remodelling of the Student Support block.
The new £10M De Warenne Academy was delivered by Doncaster Council’s Education Build team on behalf of the academy sponsor, the School Partnership Trust with support from the Education Funding Agency (EFA).
This is the second of three secondary schools in Doncaster to benefit from a major overhaul of its facilities. Wates Construction has also completed construction of Campsmount Technology College, Doncaster and Outwood Academy, Adwick.
Senior’s robust, thermally efficient fenestration products were chosen to enhance all three schools. The perfect choice for a busy school environment.