Curtain wall system shows real spirit

ALUMINIUM curtain walling provided by Senior Architectural Systems has helped bring to life the new Clydeside Distillery, which has brought whisky production back to the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow for the first time in a century.

Designed by Hypostyle Architects, the distillery is based within a converted pump house and clock tower, which have been refurbished to create a visitor centre and café.

The facility’s two tonne twin copper stills are showcased within a glazed extension that has been created through the use of Senior’s slim profile structurally glazed SF52 aluminium curtain wall system.

Senior’s thermally broken SPW 501 aluminium commercial doors, which are said to be “ideally suited” to high traffic areas, have also been installed by GG Glass & Glazing Glasgow for main contractor McLaughlin & Harvey.

A statement from Senior said, “Senior’s SF52 aluminium system features attractive slim sightlines and enhanced thermal performance to help boost energy-efficiency.

“Available as a mullion drained system which removes the need for visible drainage slots, Senior’s SF52 curtain wall can be specified as capped, silicone sealed or as a combination of the two for even greater design flexibility.

“Thanks to Senior’s in-house powder coating facility, the SF52 system is also available in an almost unlimited range of colours and finishes.”