An aluminium curtain wall solution from Senior Architectural Systems helped create a façade for Bank House, at 12 storeys said to be the tallest new build office building to have been constructed in Newcastle in recent years.

The floor to ceiling glazing, deigned by Ryder Architecture, uses Senior’s SF62 aluminium curtain wall system. Combining an aluminium frame with a wider 62mm box, the increased rebate size of SF62 system means that it is possible to provide either additional clearance between the section and infill, so that the system is able to allow the glass to move more, or greater edge cover for issues such as guarding. The new curtain wall system can also support transom loads of up to 750kg and achieve longer glazing spans without the need for additional supporting steel.

The system was fabricated and installed at Bank House by Topside Group for main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland, who has constructed the new development to achieve a BREAAM rating of ‘excellent’. Like all of Senior’s aluminium fenestration products, the SF62 curtain wall system is manufactured from recycled aluminium and can be fully recycled at the end of the building’s life.

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