University of Bradford

July 26, 2011 Filed under: 1960s, 1970s, Education by Sanna Fisher-Payne 3 comments

Placed 41st in the Placebook vote of favourite buildings by BDP
BDP's involvement with the University of Bradford began with a masterplan in 1965 and lasted for more than a decade. Estates & Buildings Officer Keith Broughton remembers a trio of early buildings

Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Civil Engineering Buildings
This group of buildings was the first of several projects designed by BDP for the University of Bradford in the 1960-70s period.

They were essentially built in reinforced concrete with exposed aggregate finish. A system of window “lozenges” gave the buildings a high degree of planning flexibility, a feature which proved to be invaluable in later years as academic requirements changed.

I regard these buildings as a fine example of the work of a dedicated group of professionals.


Keith Broughton, former Estates & Buildings Officer at the University of Bradford