Project Overview: Rainbow Free School, Bradford

The site is located at the former West Yorkshire Fire Service site, Nelson Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 0EZ. The site comprises an area of approximately 8,000m2 and was previously occupied by the redundant West Yorkshire Fire Service station. The site is bound on all sides by industrial developments with Caledonia Street to the north, Gordon Street to the east, Duinen Street to the south, and Nelson Street to the West.

The internal floor area of the new school is approximately 2,550m² and has a capacity for 525 pupils aged 4-11.

Project Team

Client: Rainbow Free School
Main Contractor: Kier
Architect: Halliday Clark
M&E Contractor: Lorne Stewart
Structural: Curtins
Acoustic Consultant: WSP
Quantity Surveyor: Kier


Project Value:

MEP Services: £1.0M


High-efficiency gas fire boilers
Heat Recovery Air Handling Units
Natural ventilation
AV – Soundfield Systems and Induction Loops
Fire Alarm, Security, Disabled Alarm and PA
Lighting, LV Power Systems
Lightning Protection
External Floodlighting to Games Area
Photo Voltaics

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