Bradford College

Key facts & challenges

Short Description
Bradford College has invested £50million in the creation of a new campus building - The David Hockney Building. The six-storey, 23,000m2 structure will replace two existing buildings to provide a cutting-edge learning environment. Named after one of the UK's most famous artists, the design brief was to create a light and airy space that would be sympathetic to the area's architectural heritage. Bond Bryan Architects and BAM Construction were appointed to deliver the design and build, but with cradle access on site a problem, an innovative solution was sought at the tender stage to ensure the build remained on schedule.
Building Type
Education
Project Price
£50m
Customer/Project
Bradford College
Contractor
BAM Construction
Sub Contractor
Brebur Ltd
City
Bradford, United Kingdom
Country
UK
Installation quote
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Install Quote Author
Steve Waugh, Design Manager BAM Construction
Impact Quote
"We're very proud of the investment we've made in the new David Hockney Building. Amalgamating two of our Campus sites into one campus has huge advantages for our teaching staff and 20,000+ students. As teaching and learning styles innovate as does the need to provide environments that encourage this. Our new building delivers exactly that, from new group learning areas and innovative, high safety science labs to curriculum specific facilities such as our sound proofed TV recording studio and beauty salons. It's a really exciting time for us the College and the City and I we can't wait to see our students flourish."
Impact Quote Author
Andy Welsh, Group Chief Executive Officer

Project description

Bradford College has invested £50million in the creation of a new campus building - The David Hockney Building. The six-storey, 23,000m2 structure will replace two existing buildings to provide a cutting-edge learning environment. Named after one of the UK's most famous artists, the design brief was to create a light and airy space that would be sympathetic to the area's architectural heritage. Bond Bryan Architects and BAM Construction were appointed to deliver the design and build, but with cradle access on site a problem, an innovative solution was sought at the tender stage to ensure the build remained on schedule.

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