RIBA: Building Knowledge - Follow us on Twitter LinkedIn

Bradford College

Summary
In 2008/9 Bradford College embarked upon an ambitious £140m comprehensive redevelopment strategy to replace its existing out-dated and inefficient facilities. However, following the withdrawal of the LSC grant funding programme in 2009, the College was forced to reconsider its position and devise
a reduced scale development programme, with the majority of funding for the project being realised by the College itself. Despite this position and the need to make significant reductions in cost, the College retained its core aims of embracing educational transformation in a truly flexible environment whilst realising efficient cost in use.
The resultant scheme completed in July 2014 clearly recognises each of these aspirations, in a magnificent new building situated in the heart of the town centre. Delivered on time and on budget the new David Hockney Building is a fine example of how an inspirational College team with a clear strategy coupled with an experienced design team can realise a new building that reflects the very best of delivering Further Education in the 21st Century.

bradford 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Objectives
Description and Information
The Story of the Project
Aims and Management
Design, Briefing and Pre-Construction
Lessons Learnt