RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2018

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Oasis Academy Don Valley is Highly Commended in the Regeneration Category - RICS Awards 2016

We are thrilled that our design for the Oasis Academy Don Valley has been Highly Commended in the Regeneration Category at the RICS Awards 2016 – Yorkshire & Humber.

This award honours exceptional improvements to urban, rural or coastal areas. The judges look for evidence to show that the scheme has conserved or improved the built or natural environment in a way that has contributed to the viability of the area.

Oasis Academy Don Valley is an all-through school located in the Attercliffe area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England; the school opened in September 2015 and is sponsored by the Oasis Trust.

Geoff Halliwell, Project Director commented: “Our team worked really well with Sheffield City Council, Oasis Community Learning and contractor BAM and have delivered a high quality educational environment that befits the site and is a great asset to the community.”

The prestigious awards ceremony took place on 14 May 2016 at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate.

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ArchiCAD 19 Signature Building

The David Hockney Building, Bradford College

So Graphisoft ArchiCAD 19 has finally been announced!!

It feels like we have been waiting longer this year for its release than previous years. That’s partly because this year The David Hockney Building for Bradford College project which we designed has been selected as the signature building for ArchiCAD 19!

Image: Graphisoft ArchiCAD 19 Box (image courtesy of GRAPHISOFT)

Please take a look at our ArchiCAD 19 BIM Blog article and also the new David Hockney Building case study on the Bond Bryan main site

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RACE Centre for Fusion Energy Planning Application Lodged

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has lodged a planning application for a specialist research centre, designed by Bond Bryan, at its Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) site in Oxford.

Bond Bryan has been working closely with the Authority for the last two months to design a unique research centre, enabling industry and academia to gain expertise in remote and autonomous handling techniques and opening up access to a multi-billion pounds worldwide market.

Bond Bryan Director Darren Southgate said, “We have thoroughly enjoyed putting this facility together with key members of the CCFE team; the abundance and variation of expertise in the UK is amazing!”

At the recent Global Manufacturing Festival hosted in the UK, Vince Cable stated that his government department wanted to leave a legacy of cross party agreement around how the UK will sustain its engineering revival through a business bank, new skills centres and research based activity, transforming blue sky thinking into commercial opportunities.    The Culham Centre facility is part of this strategy.


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Bond Bryan Architect’s Factory 2050 receives Planning Permission

Our £43 million Factory 2050 project for The University of Sheffield has obtained planning permission.

Factory 2050 will be the UK’s first fully reconfigurable manufacturing research facility, using state of the art equipment/robots and capable of switching rapidly from the production of one high-value component to another to meet the changing needs of aerospace and similar industries.  Leading manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Spirit AeroSystems are committed to supporting this project.

The circular main hall is heavily glazed.  The client team wanted an iconic structure to demonstrate to a global audience how factories should work in the future and to create a centre of advanced manufacturing excellence that would excite a new generation of engineers.

Sheffield City Council understood that our intention was to design a significant, sustainable, high quality building and planning officers have supported the project from the outset.

Director Darren Southgate says:

“The Bond Bryan team has worked tirelessly with the University Estates team, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre team plus colleagues from DLP Planning, Rex Proctor and Partners, Gardiner & Theobald and Curtins to achieve a high quality building that solves the complex manufacturing challenges of today and those envisaged in the future…”

“The architectural project team have played a critical role in producing one of Bond Bryan’s most advanced BIM – Building Information Models to date, to allow the client and the design and construction teams to better understand the project…”

It’s anticipated that the project will be on site by late summer 2014.

External Links:

The University of Sheffield

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

The Architects’ Journal



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