Bradford College City Campus

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BAM Construction

Client’s Requirements

Bradford College has embarked on an ambitious two-phased development strategy aimed at both significantly reducing the number of sites it currently occupies and the overall quantity of space.

Work is now underway on Phase 2 which is a new 23,000 sq. m. campus building. The College intends that its’ existing estate be radically improved, not only by reducing the number of buildings and sites from which it operates, but also by considerably improving its space efficiency.

Silcock Leedham’s Contribution

This new iconic campus will comprise science, catering, IT and central library learning facilities. Together with general learning and central administration, it will be constructed over 6 levels around a large internal multi-use closed atrium space.  Set for completion in September 2014, it will specialise in using new styles of learning within realistic state-of-the-art working environments utilising new and emerging technologies

Silcock Leedham has been appointed by the main contractor BAM Construction to provide Mechanical and Electrical Design Services from Stage D to Stage F1.

Added Value / Unique Selling Points

In-house thermal modelling and CFD analysis capabilities were used to successfully address the College’s expected all-year-round occupancy profile.  This was of critical importance within the large atria spaces where open learning areas (effectively classrooms) are to be located next to refreshment, library and primary circulation areas.