Architects: Bond Bryan Architects
Bond Bryan Director: Bruce Raw
Project Managers: Mott Macdonald
Services Engineers: Ramboll
Civil/Structural Engineers: Ramboll
Contractor: BAM Construction
Construction Value: £10 million
Completion Date: 2014
Gross Internal Floor Area: 6,965 square metres
BREEAM Sustainability Rating: Very Good
The building's plan form fills much of the available triangular site development area in front of the existing building, much of which will be demolished as the project is completed.
The Academy’s specialism is medical and forensic science; specialist-training facilities are located at the entrance in the highly glazed projecting wing.
Within the triangular atrium raked/stepped seating responds to the natural slope of the site and helps to make a dramatic gathering space; the original school’s main façade is part of the internal backdrop.