Work Starts on Bradford Redevelopment


The refurbishment work on the grade-II listed offices in Bradford has begun. The £480,000 transformation of the 6,332 sq. ft. stone building will see Priestley Construction, the Leeds-based contractor which specialises in the refurbishment of historic buildings, turn it into luxury apartments and a ground floor commercial space.

“It’s an honour to be entrusted with bringing a building as stunning as 12 Piccadilly back to its former glory. We have a raft of experience in transforming properties of this nature across Yorkshire into much-needed, high quality apartments and office spaces,” said Rob Pell, head of the construction at Priestley Construction.

In total, 15 studio apartments will occupy the second and third floors of the three-storey former bank, with Priestley Construction combining original features with new, high specification details. The ground floor space will comprise fully managed, self-contained offices for local businesses to rent.

Located at 12 Piccadilly in Bradford city centre, the building was acquired in March 2017 as part of a joint venture between developers Muniment and Immedi-let. This popular area is close to amenities, shopping and transport links.

“Bradford’s regeneration is going from strength to strength and a residential development of the stature and quality of 12 Piccadilly will play a key part in attracting a new generation of residents to the city centre. Priestley Construction has an excellent track record in delivering high-specification renovations and its in-house design team ensured our vision for this scheme was exceeded,” said Danny Imman, director at Immedi-let.

The refurbishment work is anticipated to be completed in November this year and once finished, the apartment will be retained by the developers for the rental market, aimed at young professionals in particular.

“We’re thrilled to see potential of this stunning property being realised by Priestley Construction, while bringing new homes to Bradford city centre,” said Trevor Walker, director of Muniment.


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