BARDSLEY CONSTRUCTION APPOINTED BY CALDERDALE COUNCIL TO DELIVER £4M NEW TEACHING BLOCK FOR TODMORDEN HIGH SCHOOL, WEST YORKSHIRE

The Yorkshire office of Bardsley Construction has been appointed by Calderdale Council to deliver a £4m English and Humanities Faculty building at Todmorden High School procured through the YORbuild 2 Framework.

The £65m turnover family-owned firm will design and construct a two-storey steel frame building to house the faculty, along with the provision of a replacement multi-use games area (MUGA) and additional car parking. The contract also includes the demolition of prefabricated temporary buildings and re-roofing works to the existing school buildings.

Bardsley recently started construction of the faculty building with a completion date of April 2018.

Working in partnership on the contract with the Leeds-based Yorkshire regional office of Bardsley are AHR Architects, mechanical & engineering consultant Ramboll UK and structural engineer Mott Macdonald.

Rick Smeaton, Bardsley regional manager in Yorkshire, commented: “This prestigious contract with Calderdale Council provides the Yorkshire region office of Bardsley with a further opportunity to enhance our well-earned reputation for the delivery of high quality and bespoke educational facilities, adding to our growing portfolio of construction projects across Yorkshire, the North West of England and the Midlands.”

Other major schemes undertaken by the Yorkshire region of Bardsley include the design and construction of:

The Halifax Academy for Calderdale Council – a recently completed new 2 Form Entry Primary School providing a new nursery, key stage 1 and key stage 2 education provision - £4.5m;

The West Yorkshire History Centre, the iconic concrete frame building clad in metal panels which provides the new home for the archive storage to the top two floors and multi-purpose space to ground floor including foyer reception with café, exhibition space, learning zones, enquiries office and secure search room, conservation studio. the three-storey archive facility for Wakefield Council housing more than 10 million records of Wakefield and the former counties of West Yorkshire and West Riding, for Wakefield Council and joint services - £6.4m;

Wakefield College Advances Skills & Innovation Centre, a 3-storey steel frame building with a mix of lumaglass illuminated channel glass, facing brickwork and Trespa cladding and aluminium windows providing a new focal point as part of the wider campus plan - £5m;

Fernbank Extra Care Facility for The Abbeyfield Society, provides a state-of-the-art extra care and dementia unit on the site of the former Bingley Hospital, Bradford. With the construction of 47 extra care apartments, 30 dementia apartments, together with a day centre. Inclusive of hard and soft landscaping - £10.5m;

And X1 Aire, 147 apartments over 13 storeys of concrete frame, clad in a combination of facing brickwork, trespa and timber cladding together with associated external works - £13.9m.