Temple Bank House Phase 3,
Bradford Royal Infirmary
2010 LABC Construction Excellence Awards finalist, achieving BREEAM excellent.
The Bradford Institute for Health Research was established in 2007 by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust due to the growing research activity at the Trust and in recognition of the unique research partnership between the primary and secondary care NHS Trusts in Bradford and Airedale and the universities of Bradford, Leeds and York. Since then the Bradford Institute for Health Research has developed and increased its expertise in clinical research and notably applied health research and now has a reputation of being one of the leading centres in conducting applied health research in the country.
Temple Bank House Phase 3 was designed to reflect the importance of its research to BTHFT as a world class teaching and research centre. This exciting scheme was of high quality to complement the existing Temple Bank House and made a statement about the importance of research to enhancing care within Bradford
With office accommodation for 59 staff and a targeted BREEAM rating of excellent the building design focused on the wellbeing of the staff by creating a natural working environment. The design of the building encourages social interaction of staff through a network of light and informal spaces and a mix of single and open plan offices connected to a central atrium.
The building utilizes the natural topography of the site taking advantage of the views across Bradford to the south. Brise-soleils and energy efficient glazing minimize solar heat gains and internal temperature stability is further enhanced with a thermal mass strategy delivered by the buildings internally exposed concrete frame to absorb day time heat into the structure, thus minimising peak temperatures.
This building was listed as a finalist in the 2010 LABC Constructing Excellence Awards, achieving BREEAM excellent.
Project Undertaken by Bridger & Carr whilst at previous practice.
Bradford Institute for Health Research