Aluminium doors, windows and curtain walling from Senior Architectural Systems were fabricated and installed by Acorn Aluminium in the construction of the new YMCA Community and Activity Village in Newark, Nottinghamshire, including a 15m Olympic standard climbing wall said to be the largest of its kind in the UK.

The main entrance of the building was created using Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain wall system which incorporates SPW501 thermally broken doors complete with automatic swing operators. A key feature of the north elevation entrance is the extra-large PURe commercial door measuring 2920mm x 3045mm. Across the remaining elevations, Senior’s curtain wall system has been further complemented by the incorporation of SPW600e aluminium windows, specified as both insert vents and fixed light windows. SPW501 commercial doors have also been used throughout and on the west elevation, Senior’s patented PURe Slide aluminium doors provide additional access.

The landmark building spans ranges in height from two to three storeys and comprises some 59,000 square feet of usable space. The core services available have been separated into three distinct zones – hospitality, education, and activity. The first area includes a café and function room, with the educational facilities available including classrooms and teaching areas for both adults and children. The activity zone features a gym and multi-purpose activity space as well as the Climbing Hall. 

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