Senior Architectural Systems is set to expand its manufacturing capacity by opening a new facility in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Senior is a privately owned aluminium fenestration solutions provider.
Located close to Senior’s existing head office and main manufacturing centre in Denaby, near Doncaster, the new Rotherham site on Mangham Road is expected to provide an additional 90,000ft2 of usable storage and production space. Together with Senior’s sites in South Yorkshire and Scotland, the new facility is set to increase the company’s overall UK manufacturing capacity to 220,000ft2.
The move is part of Senior’s wider strategic expansion plan to enhance the thermal efficiency of its entire product range and to increase production of its low-U-value and UK-patented Pure aluminium windows and doors system, according to Senior’s representatives. Updates to Part L of the building regulations and the rising cost of energy prices have led to a surge in demand for Senior’s aluminium fenestrations systems.
Senior is set to commence production of its Pure range at the new Rotherham site in early 2023. Once the new site is fully operational, Senior is expected to be able to maximise the space in its existing Denaby HQ, to both increase the speed of its in-house powder coating facility and support the ongoing development of its aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall systems, according to leaders of the business.
Mark Wadsworth, Senior Architectural Systems’ managing director, said: “Since launching our patented Pure windows and doors in 2015, we have seen demand continuously grow, so it was always our intention to expand our production capabilities. We have made a number of investments at our main Denaby site, so it was important that we could both complement and replicate this successful and sustainable manufacturing model by finding a site that was not only similar in size but was also nearby.
“The new site in Rotherham fits the brief perfectly. We are excited to commence production of our Pure system in the New Year and look forward to maximising this new capacity to continue to enhance the thermal performance of our complete range of products.”