On the 4th April, we held the topping out ceremony at our project at Dixons Sixth Form Academy in Bradford, formerly know as Douglas Mill, Bradford.
Representatives from Dixons Academies Trust, Bradford Council, and Kier attended and the ceremony also offered a first glimpse inside the old building of the renovation work taking place to create a modern teaching facility.
The project involves a full refurbishment of the Douglas Mill and old coach house and the construction of a new sports hall to accommodate the first cohort of 360 students, increasing to a full capacity of 880 students by 2021.
Mark Rothery, Headteacher, said: “I’m excited in so many different ways. It’s a fantastic building and we have a great team working on it. We know it will be on time and of fantastic quality.”
The main building will include 10 science labs, 15 classrooms and a huge top-floor lecture theatre for “blue-ribbon events”, Mr Rothery added.