BDP-designed £22m school for children aged three-years old to 16 opens in Bradford
Architect BDP’s Appleton Academy in Bradford has opened for the new school year.
The £22m academy, built by contractor FMP, replaces two existing schools with one new all through 3-16 academy for 1,300 pupils.
The design of the academy aims to create a learning continuum from nursery to sixth form, with learning phases interlinked seamlessly through a single circular building around a landscaped garden.
Learners grow clockwise around the circle with the building stepping up in scale as they progress.
The BDP design team utilised BIM throughout the entire design process.