Muse Developments, leaders in town and city-centre urban regeneration, in partnership with Bradford Council have officially launched One City Park - a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ 56,403 sq. ft office building in the heart of Bradford city centre.
The development, to be built on the former police HQ site, is the first Grade A office scheme delivered in Bradford city centre for 20 years and will directly address the need for high-quality offices, with flexible options now available to secure off-plan.
Potential occupiers can now view floor plans and designs credentials for the development at www.onecitypark.com. One City Park will offer exceptional workspace with floor plans that can adapt to accommodate new and more agile working practices that promote wellbeing in the workplace.
The five-storey development will appeal to a range of occupiers, from home grown 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 for the community to enjoy. 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 cafes.
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 of 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.”
He added: “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.”
Muse Developments is an established specialist in place-changing regeneration, working in close partnerships with councils and other landowners, local stakeholders and the wider business communities to create award winning landmark developments across the UK. These act as a catalyst for inward investment, growth and opportunities to benefit all in the community.
Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, leader of Bradford Council, 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 will be acting as joint commercial agents for the scheme.
Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at global property consultancy Knight Frank in Leeds, who is advising, commented: “Multiple forces influence real estate requirements; digital transformation, organisational restructuring, news skills requirements, talent competition, evolving employee and client expectations, cultural change, focus on ESG, purpose, health and wellbeing, rising competition and new working practices.
“One City Park and the city of Bradford offer the perfect combination to address these market influences, as a property and city. Bradford city provides an exceptional talent pool, for example there 758,000 young people under 20 living in the region, more than anywhere else in the North and the University of Bradford is part of the elite group of 1% of business schools worldwide with triple crown accreditations. With excellent education levels, an employable workforce, a quality of life offering in Yorkshire and a super prime office at One City Park, we are excited to work with cutting edge firms, keen to be part of Bradford’s next chapter.”
Roddy Morrison, Colliers's director of National Offices in Leeds added: “Bradford is home to multiple world class companies and innovators and One City Park will offer best in class office accommodation to match the ambitions of both local companies and potential new entrants to the city. The quality of space and the wider offering at One City Park is commensurate with the highest quality office accommodation available anywhere in the UK. It will not only be suitable to large corporates but will offer opportunities for local companies wishing to expand and accelerate their performance.”
For further information visit www.onecitypark.com including a downloadable brochure. Commercial enquiries should go to Eamon Fox at Knight Frank (email@example.com / +44 0113 297 2433) and Roddy Morrison at Colliers (firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 0113 200 1810).