Bradford College opens doors of its David Hockney Building

Bradford College opens doors of its David Hockney Building

The David Hockney Building at Bradford College

The David Hockney Building at Bradford College

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

BRADFORD College has opened the doors of its new £50 million David Hockney Building for a sneak peek before its official opening next month.

The high-tech building in Great Horton Road is named after the Bradford artist, and will replace a number of the college's older buildings. Early next month, classes will move from the Westbrook, McMillan and Appleton Buildings to the new facility.

The college has held a number of guided tours of the new, six-storey building.

Construction work on the building finished on budget and ahead of schedule earlier this summer, and college staff have spent much of the summer fitting out the new classrooms, laboratories and facilities. Among the features of the building are open-plan computer laboratories, building-wide wi-fi and a cafe and kitchen that can be used as training classrooms for those looking for a future in catering and hospitality.

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7:01am Tue 26 Aug 14

Albion. says...

You'd certainly feel you were being watched in there.
You'd certainly feel you were being watched in there. Albion.
  • Score: 4

10:12am Tue 26 Aug 14

bcfc1903 says...

What a great space, the whole building looks tremendous, great that it has David Hockney's name, a fitting tribute to a great and talented Bradfordian!!!!
What a great space, the whole building looks tremendous, great that it has David Hockney's name, a fitting tribute to a great and talented Bradfordian!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 12

11:48am Tue 26 Aug 14

Steve30d says...

Certainly looks great, but surely the most important question should be... Will it facilitate learning? It can be tiring to ignore constant low grade noise as I'm sure many of us remember from school when those at the back of a class just wouldn't shut up when we were trying to concentrate on work that interested us. Low grade, unintentionally distracting, noise, like that which so frequently bounces around open plan buildings, can slip in under the radar. It'll often make building users pretty irritable. To me that doesn't seem conducive to learning. It's possible the acoustics have been engineered to avoid those problems. But that'll only really be known when the building is in use.
Certainly looks great, but surely the most important question should be... Will it facilitate learning? It can be tiring to ignore constant low grade noise as I'm sure many of us remember from school when those at the back of a class just wouldn't shut up when we were trying to concentrate on work that interested us. Low grade, unintentionally distracting, noise, like that which so frequently bounces around open plan buildings, can slip in under the radar. It'll often make building users pretty irritable. To me that doesn't seem conducive to learning. It's possible the acoustics have been engineered to avoid those problems. But that'll only really be known when the building is in use. Steve30d
  • Score: 2

11:58pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Sarah/1980 says...

Looks really good well done something positive again in bradford
Looks really good well done something positive again in bradford Sarah/1980
  • Score: 3

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