The University of Bradford,
Horton D Building


  • Client: The University of Bradford
  • Programme: October 2011 – March 2012
  • Contract Value: £1.4m
  • Scope of Work: Aluminium rainscreen, replacement windows, curtain walling to staircase, roof plant removal and roof repairs


The project comprised design and build of an insulated aluminium rainscreen and window replacement. Additional works undertaken included new curtain walling and refurbishment of the existing main entrance lobby renewing wall, floor and ceiling finishes and demolition/removal of the existing roof plant.


“d+b facades have carried out two significant projects for the University of Bradford both of which have been completed safely to a requisite quality, on programme and within budget. The first project was carried out over 5 yrs ago to two elevations of the 12 story Richmond Building. The second is in the throes of early completion and comprises full overcladding to a complete wing of the School of Computing, Informatics and Media, together with replacement curtain walling to the main staircase. We have found that the aluminium cassette/NorDan window combination gives three fold value for money, the appearance of the facades is vastly enhanced, the airtightness is almost 100% and the insulation properties hugely improved”.
Peter McCluskey, Project Manager, Estates and Facilities

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