Completion reached at major city centre office scheme

Credit: Joel Chester Fildes

Bradford’s One City Park office scheme, delivered by Muse in partnership with Bradford Council, is now complete.

Contracts have been exchanged with a corporate anchor tenant, to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The city centre building was finished on schedule and offers 56,403 sq ft of office space.

It was delivered by main contractor Caddick Construction. Additional funding came from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Simon Dew, development director at Muse, said: “One City Park will be a catalyst for further investment in the city and signifies a newfound confidence in its commercial centre that will attract future big-name businesses.

Credit: Joel Chester Fildes

“The project also demonstrates a very successful public/private partnership that will reap long-term benefits by providing incredible job opportunities for the younger, growing, population in the city.”

The project is the first large capital development to complete in the city, ahead of the £23m Darley Street market scheme set to open next year, as well as Bradford Live which is currently undergoing its own multi-million-pound transformation.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s executive member of regeneration, planning and transport, said: “We already have a talented and ambitious workforce and we’re now providing the highest spec’ office space for businesses who are serious about making their mark in the North.

“This is an exciting time for Bradford and the completion of One City Park is just the beginning of the commercial transformation that is taking place here.”

One City Park is represented by commercial agents Knight Frank and Colliers.

It features five floors of workspace and a roof terrace and flexible floor plans that can be adapted to accommodate more agile working practices.

Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at Knight Frank in Leeds, said: “Securing a high-profile occupier for the building – which we look forward to announcing very soon – shows the office is very much part of our future working lives.

“Our own research suggests that workplaces designed and delivered must be dynamic and able to reflect emerging workstyles and a renewed purpose for the office.”

The building has now been formally handed over to Bradford Council as the owners.

Other key project partners involved include Sheppard Robson Architects; Arup; G&H Building Services; Howard Civil Engineering and re-form Landscape Architecture.

Paul Dodsworth, managing director at Caddick Construction Group, said: “As Bradford’s first office development in 20 years, One City Park sets a new standard for the city, becoming a thriving Grade A office destination for local businesses.

“We’re very proud to have delivered this fantastic scheme on behalf of Muse alongside our partners at CCL Facades, who have done an exceptional job delivering the external façade of this striking building.”

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