Client | University of Bradford
Employers Agent | PSK Prout
QS | Rex Procter & Partners
Architect | Farrel & Clarke
Structural Engineer | Curtins Consulting
Start on site | June 2012
Completion | October 2012


J.B. Priestley Library Building

The works comprise of the refurbishment of levels 1 and 2 of the existing J.B. Priestley Library Building inclusive of the stripping out of the existing mechanical and electrical services, the demolition of existing internal walls and removal of doors to create a large open plan space, the creation of openings in the external walls to form full height glazing to allow greater levels of natural daylight to enter the floor space together with three new openings within the existing roof line and the concrete waffle floors to create lightwells, again providing light to penetrate the building from roof level.  The floor places had a full refurbishment of new floor finishes, ceiling finishes and wall finishes, together with a refurbishment of the existing library study desks.  A new M&E system was developed which centred on reducing running cost and improving life cycle performance as well as future proving the building for future expansion.  Externally as well as a building window upgrade concrete repairs were undertaken to ensure the external appearance married the new modern internal environment.