Potential new District Retail Centre on 6.8 hectares (16.8 acres)


Potential new District Retail Centre on 6.8 hectares (16.8 acres)


This is an exciting opportunity to create a new retail ‘gateway’ development on the southern side of the city of Bradford in a prime location.

The relocation of the Richard Dunn Sports Centre to the nearby new Sedbergh playing fields site will allow the release of a site to build one of the most significant retail developments in West Yorkshire and act as a catalyst for further development opportunities in the surrounding area.

The Richard Dunn site is to be designated as a new District Centre (Odsal) in recognition of the site’s redevelopment potential for a range of retail uses, including supermarket, non-food retail and ancillary businesses such as banks, building societies, restaurants as well as local public facilities.

It will provide an opportunity for a comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment to maximise the potential for the regeneration of the site.

The project aims to bring together the key themes of retail, sport, leisure, education, health and regeneration.

Bradford Council is seeking expressions of interest from developers with occupiers, to bring forward this important strategic site.


Globally connected and close to the heart of the rapidly expanding Leeds City Region, the Bradford district has an economy worth in excess of £10 billion.

With a population of 534,500, the district is the fifth largest metropolitan district in England.

Bradford’s population is dominated by younger age groups - almost a third of the District’s population is aged under 20 and nearly seven in ten people are aged under 50. With 24% of the population under 16, Bradford is the youngest city in the UK. Our urban and rural assets make us a desirable place to live in, and our unique and diverse cultural assets make us attractive to visitors.


The site is opposite the stadium of the world famous Bradford Bulls rugby league team. The history of rugby league in Bradford has a long and proud tradition, from the club’s origins as Bradford Northern through the golden era of Bradford Bulls 1996 to 2011. The rise of Bradford Bull’s women’s team who won the inaugural Women’s Super League Grand Final and completed a league and cup double in 2017. Ten members of the Bradford Bull’s women’s team were also selected for the Women’s Rugby World Cup squad that made the 2017 final. The Bulls were also the first professional rugby league club to have a wheelchair rugby league team.


Bradford Council is making significant investments in the area including building a new state of the art £17.5 million Sports and Leisure Centre at Sedbergh Playing Fields. The new energy efficient facility will include features such as an activity pool with a movable floor to help younger or less able swimmers enter the water safely.

It will also include:

  • 6 lane 25m swimming pool
  • 2 aerobic / activity studio
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • 3 winter sports pitches

The new development will also offer new employment and training opportunities for people in the district.



The site sits in a strategic location just 1.75 miles to the south of Bradford city centre and opposite the ground of the world famous Bradford Bulls rugby league club. It is within 20 minutes travel time of a substantial residential catchment area containing several key conurbations across West Yorkshire. The site has well established and direct bus links to Bradford city centre and the wider district, as well as direct routes to Leeds, Wakefield, Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury.


RAIL • 1.2 miles from Low Moor railway station • Less than 3 miles from both Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Interchange stations


Road links across West Yorkshire and the M62 corridor • 0.5 mile from M606 to the M62 east/west corridor and M1. • Leeds 13 miles • Manchester 35 miles


10 miles from Leeds Bradford International Airport which has daily services to the hubs of London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol and Dublin as well as services to many other European locations. 50 miles from Manchester Airport.

Alistair Russell, Estates Manager, Aquisitions and Disposal, Argus Chambers, Bradford BD1 1HZ

t : +44 (0) 1274 437367

e : alistair.russell@bradford.gov.uk