Muse selected to deliver Bradford City Park regeneration
National urban regeneration specialist, Muse Developments, has been selected by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, to deliver a new state-of-the-art office building at the award-winning City Park, as part of the council’s wider regeneration of the city centre.
Muse has been selected by the council as its development partner to initially bring forward an innovative, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated 56,403 sq ft Grade A office building, along with complimentary public realm adjacent to Centenary Square.
David Wells, regional director for Yorkshire and the North East at Muse Developments, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to deliver this exciting and innovative scheme, and we look forward to working closely with both the council and the wider community in the coming months.
“This development will form an important part of the council’s city centre masterplan and we will be delivering a best-in-class destination that attracts new occupiers to Bradford and reinforces the city centre as a fantastic location for business.”
Bradford Council leader, Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, said: “One City Park is the next step in the growth and regeneration of the whole Bradford district – it’s a game-changing city centre development, both for the local economy and environmentally.
“It will transform the commercial office market to meet the aspirations of existing and new businesses. And the sustainable design specifications are absolutely in line with the council’s commitment in January 2019 to doing its utmost to tackle the global climate emergency.
“The appointment of award-winning developers, Muse, to design and build One City Park is yet another firm indicator that Bradford – city and district – is on the way up. Building on the success of City Park and the progress of Bradford Live, it’s a further indication that the UK’s youngest city, with its entrepreneurial spirit, is recognised by the wider business community as a place where they want to, and can, do business and that we are a council which supports them to do that.”
Both Muse and the council will work together throughout 2020 to formalise the proposed partnership, evolve the design of the building and progress a planning application.