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.