Completed on site in March 2011, QAD were commissioned to carry out full design services for Qualsafe to provide new office, training and warehouse facilities on land off Wapping Road, Bradford. Qualsafe are a first aid training and publishing company who run course throughout the country. Due to significant growth since 2001 additional facilities are required for the business.
The site for the proposed scheme is a portion of land between Wapping Road and Bolton Road in Bradford. A number of site constraints have informed the initial design process including the topography of the site with a steep slope to the east down to Wapping Road. In addition the site lies adjacent to heavy woodland which is protected by tree preservation orders. The design intention was to provide a high quality facility that was contemporary yet referenced vernacular styles and the surrounding context. The proposed facility is two storeys and is approximately 450sqm including 2no. training suites, 3no. offices, staff welfare areas and warehouse for storage of training equipment.