Designed by RHWL Architects, the recently completed 143 bedroom, £12.5 million Premier Inn development is located on a half acre site at the corner of Irwell Street and Stanley Street. The development includes a bar and restaurant which capitalises on its south facing riverside location. The new hotel and restaurant, are located within the new ‘Chapel Street’ development and will support the nearby recently completed Grade A office and commercial properties at the ‘New Bailey’ development. Both developments make up the £650 million ‘Salford Central’ scheme.
Salford Central, which is made up the two inter-dependent, but distinct areas, will create around 11,000 new jobs and will provide 220,000 square metres of commercial space, 849 new homes and in total provide 390 hotel rooms.
Entrance doors on commercial schemes such as the Premier Inn, Salford Central, are in use constantly, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year. Both the door system used and the operating gear has to be capable of withstanding such traffic, including to some extent an amount of abuse due to poorly handled luggage. The sliding door system chosen for the installation on the project comes from the Aluprof portfolio of commercial systems. The MB-DPA system which is a dedicated range of aluminium profiles specifically designed for use in heavy duty commercial sliding door sets.
Other ground floor swing doors on the project were constructed using Aluprof’s MB 86 ST system, which is a high thermal performance rebated window/door system which meets the high specification required on the project. These doors are a mix of ground floor panelled access doors and glazed fire escape doors. All door systems were powder coated to RAL 9010 matt.
Sound attenuation was further enhanced in the bedrooms where triple glazing was required using 8.4 mm sound control laminated glass in a unit which was almost 50 mm in thickness. Aluprof’s MB TT50 was chosen for this application as it also offers a high level of frame insulation to complement the high acoustic and insulation performance of the DG unit. All windows were dual colour with matching RAL 9010 matt outside with RAL 7022 matt internally. The corner detailed curtain wall areas were made from Aluprof’s MB SR50N HI+ utilising a 39mm thickness, sound control laminated, glass DG units and finished in a single colour construction in RAL 9010 matt.
The installation was completed by Leicester based, Norman & Underwood, Director Ross Hedley, takes up the story:
“The project was a challenging one, as during the design stages we had to demonstrate that we could achieve the high levels insulation and acoustic performance. The broad range of Aluprof systems allowed us to achieve the specification.”
With their UK base in Altrincham, Aluprof systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies across the UK. Details on the companies bespoke solutions can be found on the Project Specific and Bespoke Solutions brochure.
Aluprof UK Limited (Metalplast Bielsko SA)
Altrincham Business Park
tel. 0161 941 4005
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