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Client
Appleton Academy
Year
2012
Architect
BDP
Main Contractor
H&J Martin
Sector
Education

Scope of Works Expand

  • Backing wall
  • Insulated rain screen
  • Windows
  • Curtain wall 
  • Composite cladding
  • Flat roofing 
  • Mansafe system
  • Standing seam roof
  • Insulated render

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The new Appleton Academy is the first through age school (3-19yrs) in Yorkshire. Sponsored by Bradford College, the academy is named after Sir Edward Appleton, a Nobel Prize winning scientist who both studied and worked there.

Designed by London-based Architects BDP, Appleton Academy accommodates 1400 pupils and is formed of a curved, U-shaped structure, sloped roof and internal winter garden.

H&J Martin appointed Prater to deliver a complete building envelope solution and our in-house design capability and experience of managing education projects enabled the project to maintain a difficult build schedule.

Our package of works included a striking cedar rain screen finish to the exterior of the building, together with windows and curtain walling. We also installed a Sto render system and various flat roofing elements including an aluminium standing seam.

The result is a striking building that rises from the ground to take a commanding position on the surrounding landscape.