B’mouth & Poole College,
ASDM Building


  • Client: The Bournemouth & Poole College
  • Programme: August 2013 – October 2014
  • Contract Value: £1.2m


Insulated aluminium rainscreen overcladding and replacement windows to two system-built teaching blocks and the link bridge. Additional works included new doors. Securing the support structure to the steel-framed building was a significant technical challenge. d+b facades innovative solution involved welding steel channel section to the existing to which its proprietary aluminium brackets and rails could then be attached.


“This project was the second phase of a three phase property strategy. The second phase has seen the construction of a new build Advanced Science and Digital Media facility with aluminium rainscreen cladding linking seamlessly into the phase one over-cladding project. The blend between the two phases is remarkable and has resulted in visitors and new students being unable to distinguish between the 1950’s over-clad building and the new facility.

For any institution considering an over-cladding project or a new build with an aluminium cladded rainscreen, I would highly recommend the pro-active services of d&b facades”.

Ken Roberts, Executive Director of Resources, The Bournemouth and Poole College


“d+b facades used a very effective cladding system that enabled us to get the building water-tight quickly. The finished system also aesthetically looks impressive whilst being low maintenance.

d+b themselves were very efficient while on site resulting in a completion date 3 weeks earlier than their proposed contractual date.  The site team were also very adaptable and worked to our safety systems with minimal fuss and impressive results”.

Andy Jones BSc MCIOB, Operations Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction Limited

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