An impressive gateway opportunity in a city that's on the up

FORMER YORKSHIRE WATER DEPOT

A large site in a vibrant city centre location primed and ready for an investor or a developer with vision

A two minute walk from The Broadway (Westfield’s new £260 million shopping development) and adjacent to The Leisure Exchange, offering access to a wide variety of leisure and retail attractions. This 1.1 hectare site could be developed on a phased basis, with phase one occupying the most prominent corner location. An outline planning consent has been approved in the past for the entire George Street development for a mixed use scheme comprising office, residential, retail and hotel uses.

By adding another 3-4 minutes to your walk you can be at the bus and train stations; or the multi award-winning City Park; or in Little Germany, a must see business quarter with modern city centre living apartments; as well as other hotels, exciting restaurants and bars.

Investors and developers, who have their eyes and ears to the ground, will know that sites like this don’t present themselves that often. They’ll also know that if the site’s in a city that’s showing signs of growth, then rewards can follow. To those investors we say, don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

The client, Keyland Developments, would consider a design and build solution to suit individual requirements or alternatively develop on a joint venture basis. Bradford Council also have minor ownership within the site. The site occupies a prominent, visible location at the junction of Shipley Airedale Road and Leeds Road in Bradford city centre. It presents a real opportunity for a large scale mixed use or commercial project and could be an ideal head office location site

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The rewards

This former Yorkshire Water Depot site is also located in the Bradford City Centre Growth Zone; a £35 million initiative set up to support new and existing businesses.

  • Business rate rebate up to the value of €200,000 (approx. £160,000*)
  • Finance and recruitment support with skills training
  • A flexible and responsive planning system tailored to support regeneration projects
  • Home to one of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK
  • One to one business advisors on hand to support businesses looking to move in or expand

 

Why everyone's talking about Bradford as the next big thing

Everyone’s looking for the next big development opportunity. Many are now taking a look at the City of Bradford, the Producer City. With close to a billion pounds worth of projects in the regeneration pipeline across the District, it’s a city that no savvy investor or developer can choose to ignore.

This historic location, the centre of the textile revolution, is the UK’s 5th biggest city and has the Yorkshire Dales on its doorstep. It is home to Saltaire, a World Heritage Site, and an internationally renowned University & Business School. It is rich in diversity, with over 100 languages spoken across the District. It doesn’t stop there. Bradford also has a very young, highly motivated potential workforce waiting in the wings. With around a quarter of its population 16 or under, shrewd investors will be quick to capitalise on this powerhouse in the years to come.

With Leeds 25 minutes, Manchester 40 minutes, Birmingham 2 hours and London only 2.5 hours away, you don’t really need an airport. But if you really do want one as part of your plans, then it has that too; Leeds Bradford Airport is only a few minutes away with many international flights flying daily.

If you have a mixed use or a commercial project in mind and are looking for a prime city centre location, then this site merits consideration

LOCATION

Location

George Street, BD1

Rail

5 mins walk from two city centre train stations. London only 2.5 hours away

Road

2 miles from M606. Leeds 9 miles (25 mins). Manchester 40 miles (1 hour). London 200 miles (3.5 hours).

Air

7 miles from Leeds Bradford International Airport