Financial assistance for property owners/tenants, to restore their historic buildings

The Bradford City Centre Townscape Heritage Scheme is a four year, £2 million grant programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Bradford Council. It provides financial assistance to property owners and tenants, to restore their historic buildings, within the part of the Bradford city centre conservation area commonly known as the 'top of town'.

The 'top of town' includes period properties in an area concentrated along North Parade, Rawson Place, Darley Street, Northgate, Piccadilly, Upper Piccadilly, Duke Street and James Street, bounded by Dale Street. Manor Row, Fountain Street, Rawson Road, John Street, Westgate, Godwin Street, Darley Street, and Kirkgate.

The scheme aims to improve historic buildings, contributing to the quality of the townscape, which should increase property values, and encourage further business investment in the area. This will help to make the historic core of 'top of town' even more vibrant, and create a high quality, attractive environment for people to live, work, and visit, which will benefit the city as a whole.

Funding will support:

  • Structural and external repair of buildings in use
  • Restoration and reinstatement of period architectural features
  • Bringing vacant floor space back into use

Information about the scheme can be found at

If you are the owner or long term tenant of a historic building in the 'top of town', and you believe you have a project that might be suitable for a grant aid; then contact the Townscape Heritage Scheme Project Officer, Richard Middleton on 01274 434844 or at

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