Goals Scored At Brentford And York

York Football Stadium
Brentford Football Stadium

A hattrick of fenestration solutions from Senior Architectural Systems alongside a team performance by Elite Aluminium and Buckingham Group has played a key part in the goal of delivering two new football stadiums.

At the new LNER Community Stadium in York, Senior has provided a fenestration package comprising its SF52 slimline aluminium curtain walling, thermally-efficient SPW600 aluminium windows and SPW501 and SD commercial doors, all fabricated and installed by Elite Aluminium Systems.

Designed by Holmes Miller Architects, the new landmark 8,000 all seater stadium will be home to York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club. It features a range of community leisure facilities including a flexible hub space for local businesses and partners. Also located adjacent to the new stadium complex are a number of retail and food outlets and a new cinema.

The versatility of Senior’s product range enabled the project team to meet the various requirements for the building and its different users. The slim sightlines of the SF52 aluminium curtain wall systems maximise the use of natural light and create a striking external façade for the stadium, while the windows have been specified in a combination of manual side-opening casement style for easier cleaning and top hung windows with electric automatic opening vents to provide natural ventilation.

Senior’s automatic SD commercial doors provide touchless entry for the main entrance areas, with high performance SPW501 doors specified throughout.


Brentford Stadium

The flexibility offered by the SF52 aluminium curtain walling also enabled Senior and Elite Aluminium Systems to collaborate to develop a bespoke solution for the façade of the new Brentford Stadium in west London. Installed to the main entrance, the system was modified to offer a 80mm sightline with a 29mm glazing rebate, complete with specially fabricated pressure plates and caps. it was integrated with Senior’s automatic SD aluminium commercial doors.


Weather testing

Prior to installation on site, the curtain wall solution was subjected to stringent weather tests to ensure that the developed profiles and connections were suitable for use on the stadium. These tests were conducted successfully by the Elite team at the Vinci Technology Centre in Bedfordshire using a large sample curtain wall screen, with the modified SF52 system passing first time without any issues.



On the pitch side elevation, Senior’s standard SF52 system has been installed alongside the robust low U-value PURe Commercial Door, which is Senior’s largest and strongest system to date. To complete the fenestration package, Senior’s SPW600 aluminium casement windows were installed and fabricated to include automatic opening vents. 

Picture: York Stadium and Brentford Stadium.




Article written by Cathryn Ellis
08th October 2020


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