Bond Bryan’s design of the David Hockney Building responded to the client’s call for a landmark building that would encourage and support innovative forms of teaching and learning. To deliver this, and to provide long-term flexibility, a series of dynamic interlocking open floor plates were crafted within a simple exposed concrete frame. The result is a multi-level open plan collaborative heart-space for student-centred learning, with specialist cellular teaching zones at the perimeter. The building was officially opened in September 2014 and has since been a great success with students and staff alike.
At 24,000 square metres and a construction value of £36 million, the project is outstanding value for money.
Architects: Bond Bryan Architects
Client: Bradford College
Contractor: BAM Construction
Quantity Surveyor: Turner & Townsend
Project Manager: Turner & Townsend
Structural engineer: SKM
Services Engineer: BAM Services Engineering
M&E: Crouch, Perry & Wilkes