Window and curtain walling solutions from Senior Architectural System’s innovative Hybrid range have proved to be just the ticket for use on a new Park & Ride scheme in York.
Installed by Aire Valley Architectural Systems for main contractor Balfour Beatty, Senior’s Hybrid Series 3 curtain walling and Hybrid Series 1 windows have been used as part of the creation of the two new terminal buildings at Poppleton Bar and Askham Bar. The innovative construction of Senior’s Hybrid range, which combines the durability of aluminium externally with the environmental benefits of timber internally, made it the ideal choice for use on the striking timber clad buildings and has helped contribute to the project’s overall BREEAM rating of ‘very good’.
The unique UK manufactured timber aluminium composite Hybrid Series 3 curtain wall system floods the entrance to the terminal buildings with natural light, creating a welcoming space for the hundreds of passengers that use the facility. The system has been complemented by the use of top-hung Hybrid Series 1 composite casement windows, with careful consideration being given to their size and position to minimise heat loss and maximise solar gain. The Hybrid system’s use of certified PEFC timber and excellent insulation properties has further contributed to the scheme’s sustainable design, which also includes a green nature roof and the use of natural ventilation.
Senior’s robust aluminium SD doors, which are ideally suited to high-traffic commercial applications, completed the prestigious contract.
Constructed as part of the City of York Council’s ambitious £22.7m ‘Access for York’ programme, the new Park and Ride development is one of the city’s largest ever single investments in its transport infrastructure. The scheme is set to play a vital role in reducing congestion levels along the main routes into the city centre through the provision of a new 600-vechicle car park at Poppleton Bar and up to 1,100 parking spaces at the Askham Bar site. The existing facilities at Askham Bar have been extended through the redevelopment of a former landfill site which is located close to Askham Bog, a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a proposed Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
Alan Thomas, senior architect from City of York Council commented: “We have worked with Senior Architectural Systems for a number of years and can always rely on the quality of the products and expert advice and support from the sales team.”