Build programme enters final phase at new city office scheme

Building works at One City Park, Bradford’s first new high quality office development in 20 years, remain on track to complete this summer.

The project team comprises Muse, in partnership with Bradford Council and lead contractor Caddick Construction.

Once finished, the property will feature 56,403 sq ft of office space across five floors. The steel frame – supplied and erected by Halifax-based Elland Steel – was completed in November and the aluminium cladding system which frames the floor to ceiling windows is well underway.

Externally, the retaining wall in front of the building has been demolished and work has begun on constructing new Spanish steps which will link the building to the mirror pool and provide an attractive setting for people to meet, sit and enjoy the views over City Park.

Simon Dew, development director at Muse, said: “The skills and specialist knowledge of our extraordinary build team is enabling us to deliver this landmark scheme for the city on track which is an incredible achievement.

“We’ve had a strong stream of enquiries from potential occupiers – a confident sign that the demand for a modern, high specification office scheme in the city is there.

“Bradford is a place where start-ups and growing SMEs can thrive, and that major corporates have proudly called their home for hundreds of years. The district has always cultivated an entrepreneurial spirit – and we hope One City Park will become home to the next generation of innovators.”

One City Park will have a range of green design elements including high-performance glazing, photovoltaic panels and air source heat pumps to make sure the building operates on renewable energy.

Every car-parking space includes an electric car charging point, coupled with secure cycle storage and changing facilities.

Paul Dodsworth, managing director at Caddick Construction, said: “There’s a huge demand for high quality, multipurpose commercial space in Bradford and Muse is leading the region by bringing to market this exciting new development.

“It’s a true testament to our team’s commitment and dedication that we’re on track to deliver this fantastic project on time.”

The building will include a roof terrace offering views of the civic and cultural buildings that surround City Park including City Hall, St George’s Hall and new music venue, Bradford Live, which is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound transformation.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s executive member for regeneration planning and transport, said: “One City Park entering the final phase of its construction marks an exciting moment in the district’s continual transformation and really complements the wider regeneration of the city centre including the new Darley Street Market and the progress being made with the City Village at the top of town.

“It’s a measure of our ambition for continual growth in the district.”

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