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Redeveloping Heritage Buildings: Why we need to look forward to preserve the past

For the last ten years I have been involved in grappling with the future of historic and at times ancient buildings. The individual challenge changes but the broader issue is consistent. All of these buildings possess breath taking beauty or an awe-inspiring atmosphere and they all come with a myriad of practical challenges: heating, lighting, internet, energy efficiency, parking and

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Written on March 29, 2018Iain. Published in Construction

Forster Square plans get public thumbs-up

A public consultation on the future of Forster Square station has resulted in an 85% approval rate for the new look. The current building will be replaced, as will the lift and staircase as part of a £17 million redevelopment scheme. The short public consultation in December resulted in 340 online and 400 paper responses. A process to procure services

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Written on January 3, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Infrastructure, Leeds, News, Transport

Local Plan Allocation Process to be discussed

The next meeting of Bradford Development & Transport Forum will take place at 2pm on Thursday 1 February. The Forum is described by the Council as “the premier portal for planning agents, developers and transportation professionals to: learn about changes to services we offer plus new services understand how Bradford is responding to changing legislation developing its land use and transport

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Written on January 2, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Infrastructure, Legal, Lobbying, News, Transport

Come and quiz senior Council team

Bradford Council’s big hitters are to speak to a joint Property Forum-Professionals’ Network audience in Bradford. Businesses have the opportunity to hear first-hand about plans for economic growth, regeneration and other issues likely to affect future prosperity across the District, aswell as being able to tell the local authority representatives about their issues. On Monday 6 November, 5-7pm, at the

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Written on October 13, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Property, York

Plans for former mill brought forward

Conditioning House

Plans to redevelop one of Bradford’s most iconic buildings has taken another step forward. Conditioning House, which stands on land between Canal Road and Forster Square Retail Park, was bought by developer, the Priestley Group, a year ago, and proposals have been submitted to Bradford Council for a residential conversion. The former textile mill has been derelict for nigh-on 30

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Written on August 9, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Manufacturing, News, Property

Urban Living – Where Is It Going?

The last ten years or so has seen the proliferation of residential conversions in Bradford and the District’s town centres.  Not all of them have been successful.  And yet…there is the potential to meet some of Bradford’s housing shortage, assist local businesses operating in this sector, and boost local economic growth. So, where has it been successful?  Where has it

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Written on June 30, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Property, York

Going Underground: How Sunbridge Wells Happened

From dungeons in the 1700s to an unlicensed nightclub during the swinging 60s, Sunbridge Wells has had what can be called an ‘interesting past’ – and now businesses have the chance to find out all about it. The developer of one of Bradford’s most interesting building projects is to speak to businesses in the city.  Graham Hall of Sunbridge Wells

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Written on June 1, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Economy, Leeds, Members news, News, York

Leisure scheme gets royal attention

Bradford’s newest retail and leisure scheme is to get the royal seal of approval next month (June 2017). Sunbridge Wells is to be officially opened by Princess Anne on 28 June, just five days after the developer of the project speaks to a Chamber audience.  The underground scheme opened in December 2016, with bars and retailers, and there is nothing

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Written on May 25, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Members news, News, Property

HS2 launches hunt for station designers

With thanks to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hs2-launches-hunt-for-station-designers-and-euston-development-partner The search for world-class architects, designers and developers to deliver four ambitious and iconic new HS2 stations began today with the publication of contract opportunities for station designs and a development partner for London Euston. Click here for more. Share this page on social media

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Written on April 13, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Construction, News, Transport

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