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Senior’s fenestration adds spirit to Glasgow’s new whisky distillery

Aluminium curtain walling and commercial doors from Senior Architectural Systems has been used on a new distillery in Glasgow

Whisky production has returned to the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow for the first time in 100 years with the completion of the new Clydeside Distillery, which features high performance aluminium curtain walling and commercial doors from Senior Architectural Systems.

Designed by Hypostyle Architects to combine historical character with contemporary architecture, the new distillery is located within a converted pump house and clock tower, which have been sympathetically refurbished to create a visitor centre and café.

As a focal point, the distillery’s two tonne twin copper stills have been showcased within an extensively glazed modern 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 ideally suited to high traffic areas, were also specified and installed by GG Glass & Glazing Glasgow for main contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey.

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 said to be available in an almost unlimited range of colours and finishes.