Flexibility is key as glazing solution shines light on arches


THE once abandoned Waverley Arches in Edinburgh – which date back to 1878 – have been revitalised with help from a restoration programme and new glazing package from Senior Architectural Systems.

The arches are now said to be benefiting from “copious amounts” of daylight.

Developed and delivered as a design and build scheme by Union Projects, the C-listed railway arches have been refurbished as part of the wider New Waverley Developments scheme to provide a new complex of shops, bars and restaurants.

Senior said the once boarded up arches have been “sympathetically designed” by Union Projects and Staran Architects to provide modern and comfortable retail spaces that have been opened up by the use of Senior’s range of aluminium glazing solutions.

Installed by GG Glass and Glazing Ltd, each of the units feature Senior’s thermally enhanced SF52 aluminium curtain walling, SPW600e windows and “robust” SD commercial doors.

The aluminium frames were powder coated at Senior’s in-house facility to create a black matt finish that complements the industrial heritage of the arches.

As each of the arches gradually rises in height, Senior said the flexibility of the SF52 aluminium curtain walling was vital in ensuring the seamless integration of the modern glazing systems.