'Mothballed' £45m Citygate scheme to start in New Year

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An artist's impression of the new Citygate development at the bottom of Manchester Road An artist's impression of the new Citygate development at the bottom of Manchester Road

Bradford’s fortunes are “on the cusp of a real renaissance” according to a major developer getting another long-awaited city-centre development off the ground.

York-based Skelwith Group has said it will start work on part of the £45 million Citygate scheme, for 75 new apartments, as soon as possible in the New Year.

It comes after the Telegraph & Argus exclusively revealed last week that it was go for the Broadway shopping centre by developer Westfield.

The apartment scheme at Citygate, at the bottom of Manchester Road, was given full planning consent in April 2012.

Bradford Council believes the revival of the scheme is a sign of “growing confidence” in Bradford’s future.

And a spokesman for the Skelwith Group said: “We see a lot of potential in Bradford and are keen to get on site as soon as possible.

“We are just waiting for the final legal agreement with Bradford Council and a few pieces of red tape to be agreed, which we expect to happen imminently. Following this we want to be on site as early as possible in the New Year.”

The spokesman said there was already a lot of interest in the apartments, and that the city seemed to be turning a corner. He said: “We feel that Bradford is on the cusp of a real renaissance in its fortunes.”

The 75-apartment building known as Block A would eventually form part of a wider development of more than 500 one and two-bedroom flats, which together make up phase one of the development.

The scheme, on the former site of the Reyner House parade, has been beset with delays.

The development site is made up of four separate patches of land. Two of them are owned by the Skelwith Group, which resurrected the Citygate plans in 2010 after a previous developer, Asquith Properties, hit financial difficulties.

Another plot, where an apart-hotel is planned, is owned by Key Homes Brad-ford Ltd, while a fourth is owned by the Council and Bradford Trident.

A distinctive 38-storey high-rise tower had originally been planned for the Council and Trident-owned land, which would have been the city's tallest building – but this plan was shelved in 2011.

The Skelwith Group hopes to buy the other two parcels of land to develop them as well. The spokesman confirmed they had started a dialogue with the owners about acquiring them.

The news that work on Citygate was imminent was welcomed by the leader of Bradford Council, Councillor David Green. He said: “What we have got to do is to make sure we don’t lose momentum and continue to take the city’s economy forward.”

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8:33am Mon 23 Dec 13

wobbley-bob says...

Renal will be wetting his panties when he sees this.
Renal will be wetting his panties when he sees this. wobbley-bob

8:56am Mon 23 Dec 13

Avro says...

About time!
About time! Avro

9:09am Mon 23 Dec 13

angry bradfordian says...

I see our council leader is happy to be quoted about some flats being built, but was unavailable for comment when a serious accusation is made against the council by the city regulator!
I see our council leader is happy to be quoted about some flats being built, but was unavailable for comment when a serious accusation is made against the council by the city regulator! angry bradfordian

9:42am Mon 23 Dec 13

collos25 says...

Its only small part of the development 75 flats which is just an overpriced box,
Its only small part of the development 75 flats which is just an overpriced box, collos25

10:15am Mon 23 Dec 13

justjustice says...

Permission given in April 2012 and the T&A call it mothballed?!

Come on! Westgate have mothballed the Broadway Centre since 2006!! And I believe you never used the word mothballed once!!!!
Permission given in April 2012 and the T&A call it mothballed?! Come on! Westgate have mothballed the Broadway Centre since 2006!! And I believe you never used the word mothballed once!!!! justjustice

10:18am Mon 23 Dec 13

linebacker2 says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
I see our council leader is happy to be quoted about some flats being built, but was unavailable for comment when a serious accusation is made against the council by the city regulator!
Given that the case in question is an ongoing criminal case, not surprising council are refusing to comment.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: I see our council leader is happy to be quoted about some flats being built, but was unavailable for comment when a serious accusation is made against the council by the city regulator![/p][/quote]Given that the case in question is an ongoing criminal case, not surprising council are refusing to comment. linebacker2

10:29am Mon 23 Dec 13

locky1667 says...

Why always do we get negative comments when positive news is announced. It was obvious once the shopping centre announced its intentions there would be a 'snowball' (I use the term loosely) effect. Great news
Why always do we get negative comments when positive news is announced. It was obvious once the shopping centre announced its intentions there would be a 'snowball' (I use the term loosely) effect. Great news locky1667

10:44am Mon 23 Dec 13

Danger Mouse Bantam says...

Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline?
Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline? Danger Mouse Bantam

10:47am Mon 23 Dec 13

Albion. says...

It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise?
Anyway, it's good that things are happening.
It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise? Anyway, it's good that things are happening. Albion.

11:19am Mon 23 Dec 13

Parz says...

Danger Mouse Bantam wrote:
Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline?
The one on the corner at the junction at the bottomof Hamm Strasse ( I think it's called Midland Mill, big blue gate) has had construction workers in for a while now, but it looks the same on the outside. You can see the odd bit of scaffolding though some of the gaps where the windows were but I've no idea what's going on there.

As far as I can tell, nothing's happening with the Conditioning House.
[quote][p][bold]Danger Mouse Bantam[/bold] wrote: Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline?[/p][/quote]The one on the corner at the junction at the bottomof Hamm Strasse ( I think it's called Midland Mill, big blue gate) has had construction workers in for a while now, but it looks the same on the outside. You can see the odd bit of scaffolding though some of the gaps where the windows were but I've no idea what's going on there. As far as I can tell, nothing's happening with the Conditioning House. Parz

11:37am Mon 23 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

I might move in here, very apt name for a dwelling for me.
I might move in here, very apt name for a dwelling for me. Prisoner Cell Block A

1:15pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Danger Mouse Bantam says...

Parz wrote:
Danger Mouse Bantam wrote:
Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline?
The one on the corner at the junction at the bottomof Hamm Strasse ( I think it's called Midland Mill, big blue gate) has had construction workers in for a while now, but it looks the same on the outside. You can see the odd bit of scaffolding though some of the gaps where the windows were but I've no idea what's going on there.

As far as I can tell, nothing's happening with the Conditioning House.
Yeah.... Just seems to be a wasted building there and ideally situated for road and rail networks. Hopefully once Westfield and the Odeon scheme are underway, Investors and developers will start looking at Bradford with more positivity. The next couple of years can only be good for Bradford City Centre surely!
[quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danger Mouse Bantam[/bold] wrote: Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline?[/p][/quote]The one on the corner at the junction at the bottomof Hamm Strasse ( I think it's called Midland Mill, big blue gate) has had construction workers in for a while now, but it looks the same on the outside. You can see the odd bit of scaffolding though some of the gaps where the windows were but I've no idea what's going on there. As far as I can tell, nothing's happening with the Conditioning House.[/p][/quote]Yeah.... Just seems to be a wasted building there and ideally situated for road and rail networks. Hopefully once Westfield and the Odeon scheme are underway, Investors and developers will start looking at Bradford with more positivity. The next couple of years can only be good for Bradford City Centre surely! Danger Mouse Bantam

1:19pm Mon 23 Dec 13

tinytoonster says...

last time i checked there was loads of empty apartments in the town centre?
try filling them 1st!
last time i checked there was loads of empty apartments in the town centre? try filling them 1st! tinytoonster

1:54pm Mon 23 Dec 13

linebacker2 says...

Albion. wrote:
It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise?
Anyway, it's good that things are happening.
Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions

Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us?
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise? Anyway, it's good that things are happening.[/p][/quote]Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us? linebacker2

2:38pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Andy2010 says...

linebacker2 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise?
Anyway, it's good that things are happening.
Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions

Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us?
Money Laundering going on in Bradford !!! Surely not !!
[quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise? Anyway, it's good that things are happening.[/p][/quote]Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us?[/p][/quote]Money Laundering going on in Bradford !!! Surely not !! Andy2010

2:49pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Albion. says...

linebacker2 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise?
Anyway, it's good that things are happening.
Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions

Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us?
"us"?... .. .No matter.
There is a money laundering technique known as "asset purchase" it can involve the purchase of property as well as anything which swallows up the required amount of money.
As I have never been involved in such practices, I can't go into details, but I am aware that it goes on and has done so in Bradford before.
Would it be "suspicious" if I were to purchase six of these flats? Bearing in mind that exactly the same thing happens frequently, How about I purchase them in the name of my maiden aunt?
[quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise? Anyway, it's good that things are happening.[/p][/quote]Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us?[/p][/quote]"us"?... .. .No matter. There is a money laundering technique known as "asset purchase" it can involve the purchase of property as well as anything which swallows up the required amount of money. As I have never been involved in such practices, I can't go into details, but I am aware that it goes on and has done so in Bradford before. Would it be "suspicious" if I were to purchase six of these flats? Bearing in mind that exactly the same thing happens frequently, How about I purchase them in the name of my maiden aunt? Albion.

3:08pm Mon 23 Dec 13

linebacker2 says...

Albion. wrote:
linebacker2 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise?
Anyway, it's good that things are happening.
Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions

Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us?
"us"?... .. .No matter.
There is a money laundering technique known as "asset purchase" it can involve the purchase of property as well as anything which swallows up the required amount of money.
As I have never been involved in such practices, I can't go into details, but I am aware that it goes on and has done so in Bradford before.
Would it be "suspicious" if I were to purchase six of these flats? Bearing in mind that exactly the same thing happens frequently, How about I purchase them in the name of my maiden aunt?
"Asset purchase" isn't a money laundering technique, the term is used whereby previously laundered cash is put to a less conspicuous use.

You could buy them in the name of your maiden aunt, but that'd open up a load of new issues. eg if she died first you'd have to pay a shedload of IHT on your own property.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise? Anyway, it's good that things are happening.[/p][/quote]Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us?[/p][/quote]"us"?... .. .No matter. There is a money laundering technique known as "asset purchase" it can involve the purchase of property as well as anything which swallows up the required amount of money. As I have never been involved in such practices, I can't go into details, but I am aware that it goes on and has done so in Bradford before. Would it be "suspicious" if I were to purchase six of these flats? Bearing in mind that exactly the same thing happens frequently, How about I purchase them in the name of my maiden aunt?[/p][/quote]"Asset purchase" isn't a money laundering technique, the term is used whereby previously laundered cash is put to a less conspicuous use. You could buy them in the name of your maiden aunt, but that'd open up a load of new issues. eg if she died first you'd have to pay a shedload of IHT on your own property. linebacker2

3:23pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Albion. says...

linebacker2 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
linebacker2 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise?
Anyway, it's good that things are happening.
Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions

Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us?
"us"?... .. .No matter.
There is a money laundering technique known as "asset purchase" it can involve the purchase of property as well as anything which swallows up the required amount of money.
As I have never been involved in such practices, I can't go into details, but I am aware that it goes on and has done so in Bradford before.
Would it be "suspicious" if I were to purchase six of these flats? Bearing in mind that exactly the same thing happens frequently, How about I purchase them in the name of my maiden aunt?
"Asset purchase" isn't a money laundering technique, the term is used whereby previously laundered cash is put to a less conspicuous use.

You could buy them in the name of your maiden aunt, but that'd open up a load of new issues. eg if she died first you'd have to pay a shedload of IHT on your own property.
We are talking of criminal acts, carried out by criminals. The "maiden aunt" might well be someone or a false identity and domiciled in a country where the money has already gone through a number of processes. If there are many such transactions and the source of the money is continuous, then it wouldn't be the end of the world if sometimes things went a little awry and some money was lost. The end product is as you describe, in that the laundered cash is invested.
There are similar developments where this has happened, but obviously I'm not going to name them, neither am I going to name people who acquire multiple mortgages. As I said "we ARE talking about criminals".
You can produce any number of reasons why you either don't wan't to believe it happens or you don't believe it happens, but it does.
By the way, my original post asked the question, it didn't say that this would be sure to be a feature here.
[quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: It's an overdue replacement block of flats. I wonder if the "interest" is from those who have purchased other flats in bulk, as a laundering exercise? Anyway, it's good that things are happening.[/p][/quote]Property ownership is watched by the authorities like a hawk, everything from stamp duty to council tax and housing benefit is involved, land registry is public document. Conveyancers and solicitors are legally bound to report suspicious transactions Not sure how property ownership assists money laundering - perhaps you can enlighten us?[/p][/quote]"us"?... .. .No matter. There is a money laundering technique known as "asset purchase" it can involve the purchase of property as well as anything which swallows up the required amount of money. As I have never been involved in such practices, I can't go into details, but I am aware that it goes on and has done so in Bradford before. Would it be "suspicious" if I were to purchase six of these flats? Bearing in mind that exactly the same thing happens frequently, How about I purchase them in the name of my maiden aunt?[/p][/quote]"Asset purchase" isn't a money laundering technique, the term is used whereby previously laundered cash is put to a less conspicuous use. You could buy them in the name of your maiden aunt, but that'd open up a load of new issues. eg if she died first you'd have to pay a shedload of IHT on your own property.[/p][/quote]We are talking of criminal acts, carried out by criminals. The "maiden aunt" might well be someone or a false identity and domiciled in a country where the money has already gone through a number of processes. If there are many such transactions and the source of the money is continuous, then it wouldn't be the end of the world if sometimes things went a little awry and some money was lost. The end product is as you describe, in that the laundered cash is invested. There are similar developments where this has happened, but obviously I'm not going to name them, neither am I going to name people who acquire multiple mortgages. As I said "we ARE talking about criminals". You can produce any number of reasons why you either don't wan't to believe it happens or you don't believe it happens, but it does. By the way, my original post asked the question, it didn't say that this would be sure to be a feature here. Albion.

3:51pm Mon 23 Dec 13

collos25 says...

Corruption within the UK is rife as can be seen from the news the jailing of MPs ,councillors,Lords etc the police force is riddled with corruption with a good many high ranking officers at present on gardening leave would you trust a for example a councillor with your money and this is just the tip of the iceberg .The problem arises who do you trust.
Corruption within the UK is rife as can be seen from the news the jailing of MPs ,councillors,Lords etc the police force is riddled with corruption with a good many high ranking officers at present on gardening leave would you trust a for example a councillor with your money and this is just the tip of the iceberg .The problem arises who do you trust. collos25

4:46pm Mon 23 Dec 13

mad matt says...

Danger Mouse Bantam wrote:
Parz wrote:
Danger Mouse Bantam wrote:
Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline?
The one on the corner at the junction at the bottomof Hamm Strasse ( I think it's called Midland Mill, big blue gate) has had construction workers in for a while now, but it looks the same on the outside. You can see the odd bit of scaffolding though some of the gaps where the windows were but I've no idea what's going on there.

As far as I can tell, nothing's happening with the Conditioning House.
Yeah.... Just seems to be a wasted building there and ideally situated for road and rail networks. Hopefully once Westfield and the Odeon scheme are underway, Investors and developers will start looking at Bradford with more positivity. The next couple of years can only be good for Bradford City Centre surely!
I seem to recall that there was some problem with these being listed buildings, so special planning consent would be needed for change of use Etc, before any restoration or conversion work could go ahead.
I know that a half-hearted attempt was made to clear the surrounding land but there was some problem there with rough sleepers and a temporary encampment.
[quote][p][bold]Danger Mouse Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danger Mouse Bantam[/bold] wrote: Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline?[/p][/quote]The one on the corner at the junction at the bottomof Hamm Strasse ( I think it's called Midland Mill, big blue gate) has had construction workers in for a while now, but it looks the same on the outside. You can see the odd bit of scaffolding though some of the gaps where the windows were but I've no idea what's going on there. As far as I can tell, nothing's happening with the Conditioning House.[/p][/quote]Yeah.... Just seems to be a wasted building there and ideally situated for road and rail networks. Hopefully once Westfield and the Odeon scheme are underway, Investors and developers will start looking at Bradford with more positivity. The next couple of years can only be good for Bradford City Centre surely![/p][/quote]I seem to recall that there was some problem with these being listed buildings, so special planning consent would be needed for change of use Etc, before any restoration or conversion work could go ahead. I know that a half-hearted attempt was made to clear the surrounding land but there was some problem there with rough sleepers and a temporary encampment. mad matt

5:11pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Lets hope the other sites aren't sold until building is completed on the first. Lets see if the council have learn't anything on this one.
Lets hope the other sites aren't sold until building is completed on the first. Lets see if the council have learn't anything on this one. Thee Voice of Reason

8:00pm Mon 23 Dec 13

johnhem says...

I think you have all missed a very important point here about those flats. they are building 1 and 2 bedroom flats, the very thing needed to free up larger houses and get away from the bedroom "tax". its a good start but we do need an awful lot of these, as long as the 1 bedroom flats are big enough for couples.
main thing is people should be able to put their names down for them NOW, and only to local people until there are no more people stuck in large houses that want to move. then think about letting others in, but not at the expense of local people, too often houses that could have gone to our own homeless have been given to immigrants. I think if they have no address to move to when they come here they should be refused entry, same with jobs, except in cases of genuine asylum seekers in danger in their own country.
I think you have all missed a very important point here about those flats. they are building 1 and 2 bedroom flats, the very thing needed to free up larger houses and get away from the bedroom "tax". its a good start but we do need an awful lot of these, as long as the 1 bedroom flats are big enough for couples. main thing is people should be able to put their names down for them NOW, and only to local people until there are no more people stuck in large houses that want to move. then think about letting others in, but not at the expense of local people, too often houses that could have gone to our own homeless have been given to immigrants. I think if they have no address to move to when they come here they should be refused entry, same with jobs, except in cases of genuine asylum seekers in danger in their own country. johnhem

8:01pm Mon 23 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

More good news for Bradford after Broadway shopping centre getting started and the Morrisons Crag Road scheme getting the Bradford council go ahead. Hopefully the Odeon will be next to get the green light for refurbishment.
More good news for Bradford after Broadway shopping centre getting started and the Morrisons Crag Road scheme getting the Bradford council go ahead. Hopefully the Odeon will be next to get the green light for refurbishment. bcfc1903

8:04pm Mon 23 Dec 13

collos25 says...

You must life in a pleasant dream wold
You must life in a pleasant dream wold collos25

1:40am Tue 24 Dec 13

stevion12 says...

looks like 2014 will be Bradford year of buildings too actually get built, took some time but where getting there. on wards and upwords i say
looks like 2014 will be Bradford year of buildings too actually get built, took some time but where getting there. on wards and upwords i say stevion12

6:52am Tue 24 Dec 13

Albion. says...

stevion12 wrote:
looks like 2014 will be Bradford year of buildings too actually get built, took some time but where getting there. on wards and upwords i say
Eh?
[quote][p][bold]stevion12[/bold] wrote: looks like 2014 will be Bradford year of buildings too actually get built, took some time but where getting there. on wards and upwords i say[/p][/quote]Eh? Albion.

10:18am Tue 24 Dec 13

Shipley Paul says...

Parz wrote:
Danger Mouse Bantam wrote:
Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline?
The one on the corner at the junction at the bottomof Hamm Strasse ( I think it's called Midland Mill, big blue gate) has had construction workers in for a while now, but it looks the same on the outside. You can see the odd bit of scaffolding though some of the gaps where the windows were but I've no idea what's going on there.

As far as I can tell, nothing's happening with the Conditioning House.
Conditioning House is still owned by Caddick, who have it up for sale, which is the reason why yet another iconic building is slowly degenerating in Bradford. What about the empty building outside the top entrance to Forster Square station in Manor Row? That's got weeds growing out of it Odeon style, and would be a better bet for city appartments than Manchester Road.
[quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danger Mouse Bantam[/bold] wrote: Anybody know what if anything is to happen with the derelict mill buildings down at Forster Square? Been an eyesore for a long long time now. Just wondered if anything was in the pipeline?[/p][/quote]The one on the corner at the junction at the bottomof Hamm Strasse ( I think it's called Midland Mill, big blue gate) has had construction workers in for a while now, but it looks the same on the outside. You can see the odd bit of scaffolding though some of the gaps where the windows were but I've no idea what's going on there. As far as I can tell, nothing's happening with the Conditioning House.[/p][/quote]Conditioning House is still owned by Caddick, who have it up for sale, which is the reason why yet another iconic building is slowly degenerating in Bradford. What about the empty building outside the top entrance to Forster Square station in Manor Row? That's got weeds growing out of it Odeon style, and would be a better bet for city appartments than Manchester Road. Shipley Paul

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