Scope of Works
- Backing wall
- Insulated rain screen
- Curtain wall
- Composite cladding
- Flat roofing
- Mansafe system
- Standing seam roof
- Insulated render
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.