Next phase of works to begin on £43m city centre transformation

A fortnight of overnight works is now due to take place in Bradford city centre, which is expected to begin on 17 June.

It is part of an ambitious project to enhance and pedestrianise key parts of the city centre.

This area is currently being extensively reshaped by the scheme, which is creating more green and public spaces to make it easier and safer for people to spend time and get around on foot or by bike.

New paving is being laid across large areas of Market Street, Bank Street, Broadway and Bridge Street, tying in with existing pedestrian zones.

A redundant bus shelter structure on Hall Ings has been removed, as part of works to create a large new public green space.

Work is also progressing on demolition of the former NCP car park to create a green space, linking to Hall Ings and Norfolk Gardens.

The impending overnight programme will involve resurfacing and lining works on Sunbridge Road, Godwin Street and Prince’s Way, and will take place between 8pm and 5am.

Some local diversions will be in place and work will be completed in sections to try to keep disruption to a minimum.

A Bradford Council spokesman said: “Works to improve the city centre are progressing well. We know that the work is causing disruption, but contractors are working as fast as possible to complete and reopen areas as soon as possible.

“We’d like to thank people for their patience while this improvement work takes place.”

Bradford Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are working together on this £43m scheme, which is being delivered through the Combined Authority’s Transforming Cities Fund programme.

This is a capital grant transport fund, provided by the Department for Transport.