Artful Display At Bournemouth Uni

The Arts University in Bournemouth

Aluminium windows from SAS have helped create a warm and welcoming accommodation scheme for the students of Arts University Bournemouth.

Senior Architectural Systems' patented low U-value PURe aluminium windows and PURe SLIDE aluminium doors have been installed alongside its SF52 aluminium curtain wall system, with the scheme achieving a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating. 

The project also features the company's thermally-broken SPW500 aluminium commercial doors and SPW600 aluminium windows. For additional safety and security, Senior’s barrier load tested Louvre Guard System has been fitted to all bedroom and kitchen windows.

The client for the Bournemouth project is construction group Morgan Sindall with Design Engine Architects and fabricator Soundcraft,


Morgan Sindall

The project is the latest to benefit from Senior’s  experience of working in the student accommodation sector and continues the company’s successful collaboration with Morgan Sindall. Value engineering and sustainability has been a key part of the design of the development which comprises three separate buildings spread across 11 blocks of three and four storeys. The accommodation is set around a landscaped courtyard, with the feature corner windows providing far-reaching views of the surrounding area.



Senior’s say that its range of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling has been used extensively throughout the education and commercial residential sectors. A senior spokesman says that The patented PURe aluminium system is suitable for schemes where sustainability and efficiency are priorities, with the range offering some of the lowest U-values available to the UK market. With a thermal barrier manufactured from expanded polyurethane foam (PUR), the PURe system has the potential to achieve U-values as low as 0.71w/m2k when calculated as a commercial CEN standard window, and 0.93W/m2 K when calculated as a CEN standard door. Fully recyclable, the PUR thermal barrier can also be re-used as fillers for other products, with no requirement for landfill.

Picture: The Arts University in Bournemouth has been improved with aluminium windows from SAS.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
17th June 2021


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