Muse Developments and Bradford Council have launched One City Park, the 56,403 sq. ft office building in central Bradford.
The development, to be built on the former police HQ site, is the first Grade A office scheme in Bradford city centre for 20 years, directly addressing the need for high-quality offices.
The five-storey development has been designed to appeal to a range of occupiers, from starts-up and SMEs, through to larger organisations and multi-nationals.
In addition to the open-plan office space, One City Park will be complemented by new public spaces around the site. The building will be fully integrated and connected to the multi award-winning City Park with new stepped access and attractive seating areas. It is also within walking distance to cultural assets including City Hall, St George’s Hall and new music venue, Bradford Live, which is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound transformation, as well as bars, restaurants and cafés.
More than 300 jobs will be created throughout the construction of One City Park, with Yorkshire-based Caddick Construction named earlier this year as the scheme’s contractor. A further 450 jobs will be based in the building once completed.
The development will have strong sustainability credentials, including high-performance glazing to the façades to maximise natural light while reducing solar gain; photovoltaic panels and air source heat pumps to make sure the building operates on renewable energy. A roof terrace will serve a dual purpose, helping with the natural cooling of the building, as well as promoting the wellbeing of its occupants. All the car-parking spaces will have electric car charging points, coupled with secure cycle storage and changing facilities on the ground floor to encourage workers to take more sustainable and healthier ways to travel to the office.
Simon Dew, development director at Muse Developments, said: “We’re very excited to officially launch One City Park as a landmark development for Bradford. There’s been real interest and anticipation building over recent months, and we know there’s demand from businesses looking to relocate or expand in the city centre.
“The green shoots of recovery are visible all across Bradford, including the district making the shortlist for UK City of Culture 2025, successful collaborations with businesses and a commitment to the levelling up agenda. As part of that shared regeneration goal, One City Park will provide Bradford with much-needed Grade A office space in a superb location,” he added.
Bradford Council leader Susan Hinchcliffe, said: “One City Park is an integral part of our ambitious regeneration plans for the city and this launch comes at a really exciting time for Bradford. The city urgently needs new, high-quality and flexible office space to accommodate the ambitions of home-grown businesses as well as attract new organisations into the district. Its central location and superb design will act as a catalyst and showcase what Bradford has got to offer.”
Knight Frank and Colliers have been appointed as joint commercial agents.