Oaklands Rise

Project Oaklands Rise
Location London
Sector Residential
Architect CZWG Architects
Main contractor Vistry Partnership
Sub-contractor OCL Facades & Soundcraft
CAB member Senior Architectural Systems Ltd
System Senior Architectural Systems’ SPW500 Aluminium Doors, SPW600 Aluminium Doors, SF52 Curtain Wall, PURe® Aluminium Windows, PURe® SLIDE Aluminium Doors

Senior Architectural Systems has taken its aluminium fenestration solutions to new heights after being specified on the new Oaklands Rise mixed-use residential development in London, which is not only one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects but also one of Senior’s largest contracts to date.

Designed by CZWG Architects and constructed by the Vistry Partnership, the £175m scheme comprises three major tower blocks. The buildings accommodate some 605 homes, 40 per cent of which are affordable housing, in addition to dedicated commercial space. Senior’s stylish and thermally efficient aluminium doors, windows and curtain wall systems have been specified throughout, with the manufacturer collaborating closely with its supply chain partners.
Located in the Old Oak’s area of Willesden in North West London, the development’s striking curved architecture has helped breathe new life into the local area. Senior’s slim profile SF52 aluminium curtain wall system has been used to create the striking faceted curved elevation, with the smooth rounded corners of the balconies and corner apartments further accentuating the design. Senior’s robust SPW500 aluminium commercial doors were used externally and installed to the fire exits and main entrance, with SPW600 aluminium doors fitted internally throughout communal areas.

With the need to increase energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of the scheme, Senior’s patented low U-value PURe® aluminium windows and PURe® SLIDE patio doors were also chosen for the scheme. As well as contributing to lower energy bills for the residents, the slim sightlines of the PURe® aluminium windows and doors perfectly frame the development’s far-reaching views over London and the attractive green streetscape below. The stylish PURe® SLIDE aluminium sliding doors also provide select apartments with access to individual roof terraces.