Bradford College

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Key facts & Challenges

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.

Installation phase

Cradle access on to site was unavailable until 6 weeks into the build schedule. Siniat and BAM worked in partnership at the tender stage and proposed that GTEC Weather Defence would be applied to the interior steel frame system. This eliminated the access issue and enabled the building to be protected on the inside, which progressed the drylining and kept the build on schedule in challenging weather conditions. GTEC Weather Defence was then installed to the external facade.

Siniat Weather Defence at Bradford College

SiniatWeather Defence at Bradford College


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