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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, 2017Marketing. Published in Construction, News, Transport

Property Tax Breakfast Seminar

Michael Lewin Solicitors are delighted to invite you to a special breakfast seminar in conjunction with our friends at PD Tax Consultants. With interest rates at record lows and limited returns from other investment options, property is increasingly attractive for investors, landlords, and first time buyers alike. Recent Government decisions have impacted the housing market and our guest speakers will

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Written on November 24, 2016Marketing. Published in Construction, Members news, News, Property

Construction industry levy to be reformed

Bricklaying

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to consult the industry on how the CITB levy should be redesigned to work alongside the apprenticeship levy. This will happen in 2017, followed by the apprenticeship levy’s introduction in April and a reformed CITB levy in 2018. The CITB will seek views from employers about how it can best meet their needs,

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Written on June 27, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in apprenticeships, Bradford, Construction, Leeds, News, Skills, York

Turley team head to Africa on charity building project

Turley Associate Director Marianne McCallum has this to say about her upcoming trip to do charity work in Sierra Leone. On 23 February, I head out to Sierra Leone with 10 colleagues to do some charity work. The main focus for our 9-day trip is to do some light building work to help three local charities in the capital city,

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Written on February 17, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Leeds, News, Property, York

Help for House-Builders: 25 Feb, Wakefield

An event in Wakefield for small and medium-sized house-builders takes place later this month. The event will include: – Information on new support to help you unlock stuck sites – Feedback from a local house-builder on how the Council helped his company bring forward development – Expert speakers on key challenges for small and medium sized companies – Information from the Homes &

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Written on February 9, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Leeds, News, Property, York

Heading South? On the Contrary!

It is estimated that the new entrance at Leeds railway station, which opened this month, will save around 20% of the station’s 100,000 daily passengers close to an hour of travelling time each week. Thousands of commuters are said to be benefiting from the city centre station’s £20m Southern Entrance, which offers a direct link to the regenerated south bank area.  The scheme

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Written on January 14, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Construction, Leeds, News, Transport