Official launch for ambitious planned office development
Muse Developments and Bradford Council have launched One City Park today – 17 May – a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ 56,403 sq ft office building in Bradford city centre.
The development, to be built on the former police HQ site, will be the first Grade A office scheme delivered in Bradford city centre for 20 years.
Potential occupiers can now view floor plans and designs credentials for the development at www.onecitypark.com, with the brand and marketing created by London-based agency Graphicks.
The five-storey property will be complemented by new public spaces and will be connected to nearby City Park with stepped access and seating areas.
More than 300 jobs will be created throughout the construction, with Yorkshire-based Caddick Construction named earlier this year as the scheme’s contractor. A further 450 jobs will be based in the building once completed.
Simon Dew, development director at Muse Developments, said: “The green shoots of recovery are visible all across Bradford, including the district making the shortlist for UK City of Culture 2025, successful collaborations with businesses and a commitment to the levelling up agenda.
“As part of that shared regeneration goal, One City Park will provide Bradford with much-needed Grade A office space in a superb location.”
Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, leader of Bradford Council, said: “One City Park is an integral part of our ambitious regeneration plans for the city and this launch comes at a really exciting time for Bradford.
“The city urgently needs new, high-quality and flexible office space to accommodate the ambitions of home-grown businesses as well as attract new organisations into the district. Its central location and superb design will act as a catalyst and showcase what Bradford has got to offer.”
Knight Frank and Colliers will act as joint commercial agents for the scheme.
Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at Knight Frank in Leeds, said: “Bradford city provides an exceptional talent pool. For example there 758,000 young people under 20 living in the region, more than anywhere else in the North and the University of Bradford is part of the elite group of 1% of business schools worldwide with triple crown accreditations.
“With excellent education levels, an employable workforce, a quality of life offering in Yorkshire and a super prime office at One City Park, we are excited to work with cutting edge firms, keen to be part of Bradford’s next chapter.”
Roddy Morrison, Colliers International’s director of national offices in Leeds, added: “One City Park will offer best in class office accommodation to match the ambitions of both local companies and potential new entrants to the city.
“The quality of space and the wider offering at One City Park is commensurate with the highest quality office accommodation available anywhere in the UK.”