With a successful portfolio of completed contracts across the public sector, leading fenestration designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems has delivered a duo of distinct glazing packages for two new Extra Care Home schemes.
Unlike traditional residential care homes, Extra Care schemes offer older people the opportunity to receive care whilst maintaining a degree of independence by residing in self-contained properties. Senior’s extensive product range, coupled with the company’s in-house design and technical expertise, led to the company’s appointment to supply the windows, doors and curtain walling for the Harrison Extra Care Home scheme in Hull and the Fern House development in Bingley, West Yorkshire.
Designed by Croft Goode Architects and developed by Wates Residential, the new Harrison Extra Care Home scheme has benefited from a range of high-performance and low-maintenance aluminium fenestration systems from Senior. The glazing package has been delivered by Kingfisher Windows Ltd and features Senior’s SF52 slim line and thermally-efficient aluminium curtain wall, SPW600e aluminium windows, SPW500 aluminium doors and SD automatic doors.
With a key design requirement of this sector being the need to create a domestic and homely feel, glazing solutions from Senior’s timber and aluminium composite Hybrid range, which combines the durability of aluminium externally with the environmental benefits of timber internally, have been specified at Fern House, a new extra care and dementia housing scheme in West Yorkshire. Designed by Brewster Bye architects, the scheme features Senior’s Hybrid Series 3 curtain wall and Hybrid Series 1 windows and doors, alongside Senior’s thermally-efficient SF52 aluminium curtain wall.
Paul Coley, architectural advisor with Senior commented: “The Extra Care Homes sector presents unique challenges in terms of design and performance and in particular, the way in which the architecture responds to the needs of people who have visual, hearing or cognitive impairments.
Key performance criteria such as ease of maintenance and energy-efficiency must also be met and we were delighted to be able to assist with the specification and delivery of two robust and stylish fenestration packages that will contribute to a positive environment for the residents of the new schemes.”