Caddick will deliver Bradford’s first major office project in decades

Bradford City Council and Morgan Sindall subsidiary Muse Developments have chosen Caddick Construction to deliver the One City Park office project in the city.

The 56,403 square foot scheme will be built on the site of a former police headquarters and is the first modern office development to be delivered in Bradford city center in over 20 years.

The five-storey ‘BREEAM Excellent’ development will also include a new public domain. According to Muse, the building will seamlessly connect to the nearby city park with stairway access and seating areas. The program is located close to Bradford Town Hall and the new Bradford Live concert venue, which is due to open later this year.

The developer said more than 300 jobs would be created during construction and the office building itself will have the capacity to house another 450 jobs when complete. Clearance work is already underway and construction is expected to begin later this month. Construction work is expected to be completed by summer 2023.

The development will include high performance glazing to maximize light while reducing solar gain; rooftop solar panels; and air-source heat pumps to reduce energy costs.

A roof terrace will have a dual purpose, helping the natural cooling of the building and promoting the well-being of its occupants. All parking spaces will be equipped with electric car charging stations, while bicycle storage and changing rooms will be located on the ground floor to encourage workers to adopt more sustainable and healthier commuting options.

Simon Dew, Development Director at Muse Developments, said: “We are very pleased to announce this important milestone for One City Park and to be working with Bradford Council and Caddick Construction on this landmark project. The importance of One City Park cannot be underestimated for Bradford and we know there is growing demand from businesses looking to relocate or expand in the city centre.

Caddick Construction Managing Director Adrian Dobson added: “This is a massive project in the heart of Bradford that will have a transformative effect on the town centre. Caddick is delighted to have been chosen as the construction partner to deliver such an important project for Muse, Bradford Council and the city as a whole.

Meanwhile, Jason Longhurst, Bradford Council’s strategic director for the venue, said: “One City Park will be a huge step forward in our ambition to become a clean growth urban neighborhood and provide a welcome boost to the city. downtown economy.

Alice F. Ponder