The SF52 aluminium curtain wall system from Senior Architectural Systems was specified for use at Nottingham Trent University’s new purpose-built Health & Allied Professions (HAP) Centre.
The building, designed by architects Pick Everard, incorporates a number of sustainable features to achieve an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating.
The building’s main façade features both Senior’s thermally-enhanced SF52 aluminium curtain wall system and integrated SPW600 aluminium windows. The products were fabricated and installed by supply chain partner Logic Aluminium Systems for main contractor Henry Brothers Ltd.
The use of the SF52 aluminium curtain wall systems provides each of the rooms with extensive views of the campus and surrounding areas. Ventilation is provided by SPW600 aluminium windows which have been seamlessly incorporated into the curtain wall.
The interior features of the new HAP Centre includes flexible teaching and study areas interspersed with facilities including a virtual reality wall, which enables students to practice emergency medical responses in ‘real life’ settings, and mock hospital wards and domestic flat settings which feature robotically controlled mannequins that allow a range of patient symptoms, illnesses, and scenarios to be simulated and studied.