Aire Valley Cleaning are proud to be associated with Contractor, Wates Construction, carrying out the final builders and sparkle cleans in its construction works on the new academy. Building began in January 2012 and was delivered on behalf of Bradford Council and partner Integrated Bradford LEP.
The 14,500 sq m low carbon building is designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ – an environmental assessment awarded to sustainable buildings. Designed by BDP Architects, the new facility incorporates a state-of-the-art energy centre, topped off with a ‘green roof’, created to encourage biodiversity.
Energy efficiency measures also include a Ground Source Heat Pump to heat and cool the building. Rainwater harvesting will provide water for the toilets and solar panels will be used to heat water supplies.
The building works see Dixons Allerton, which carries a specialism in health and science, accommodate 1,886 students aged three to 19 years. The facility is sponsored by Dixons City Academy and comprises 26 nursery places, 420 primary and pre-school places, and 1,440 secondary school places.
The new facility is built on a site adjacent to the current academy building on Oaks Lane, which will be demolished upon completion to make way for multi-use sports pitches. These will be available for community use.
The builders clean was delivered over a period of 22 weeks with a team of up to 20 cleaners involved in the final stages.