Bradford Urban Garden is dug up ready for Westfield work

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Workers start to prepare the former Urban Garden Workers start to prepare the former Urban Garden

Workers starting on the city’s £260 million shopping centre were yesterday digging up grassed areas of the Bradford Urban Garden.

The landscaped area was created on an 11,000sq ft section of the Broadway site in August 2010 to give it a temporary community use after previous construction halted.

Developer Westfield and investor Meyer Bergman announced in December that all paperwork had been signed meaning the scheme must go-ahead and the urban garden was closed on Monday.

Since then wooden fencing surrounding it has been removed to make way for hoardings which will close off the site.

Next week more of the garden is expected to be dug up, ready for piling rigs to arrive on site on about January 20.

The visible start of work has been welcomed by the city’s Chamber of Trade, councillors, MPs, the Prime Minister and the general manager of the neighbouring Midland Hotel, Gary Peacock.

He said: “It’s great news for us and for the city centre at long last – it’s nothing more than we deserve.”

The Australian developer took on the site in 2004.

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8:43am Fri 10 Jan 14

otleygent says...

Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts! otleygent
  • Score: 5

9:21am Fri 10 Jan 14

Joedavid says...

otleygent wrote:
Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Maybe so but remember it as taken 10 years to get so far.
[quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Maybe so but remember it as taken 10 years to get so far. Joedavid
  • Score: 5

9:32am Fri 10 Jan 14

angry bradfordian says...

otleygent wrote:
Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole.
This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.
[quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story. angry bradfordian
  • Score: -3

9:39am Fri 10 Jan 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

They laid foundations and disappeared last time, remember that. Not all of us are bowled over with snippets of a bit of turf being dug up.
They laid foundations and disappeared last time, remember that. Not all of us are bowled over with snippets of a bit of turf being dug up. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 2

9:43am Fri 10 Jan 14

Banni2 says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
otleygent wrote:
Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole.
This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.
Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming. Banni2
  • Score: 8

12:48pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Andy2010 says...

Banni2 wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
otleygent wrote:
Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole.
This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.
Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.
Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway !

Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford
[quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.[/p][/quote]Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford Andy2010
  • Score: -6

1:02pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Joedavid says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Banni2 wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
otleygent wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.
Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.
Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford
Needs to have a free car park.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.[/p][/quote]Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford[/p][/quote]Needs to have a free car park. Joedavid
  • Score: 15

1:19pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Saltaire Bantam says...

This is the green belt they souldn't be allowed to build there. What about the wildlife. This land is only suitable for wind turbines.
This is the green belt they souldn't be allowed to build there. What about the wildlife. This land is only suitable for wind turbines. Saltaire Bantam
  • Score: -6

1:21pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Banni2 says...

Joedavid wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Banni2 wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
otleygent wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.
Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.
Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford
Needs to have a free car park.
That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city.

It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board.

I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.[/p][/quote]Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford[/p][/quote]Needs to have a free car park.[/p][/quote]That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city. It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board. I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail. Banni2
  • Score: 4

1:21pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Banni2 says...

Joedavid wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Banni2 wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
otleygent wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.
Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.
Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford
Needs to have a free car park.
That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city.

It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board.

I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.[/p][/quote]Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford[/p][/quote]Needs to have a free car park.[/p][/quote]That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city. It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board. I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail. Banni2
  • Score: 4

1:46pm Fri 10 Jan 14

linebacker2 says...

Banni2 wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Banni2 wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
otleygent wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.
Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.
Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford
Needs to have a free car park.
That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city.

It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board.

I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail.
Most of them are failures in there own lives and simply want to redirect the blame elsewhere ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.[/p][/quote]Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford[/p][/quote]Needs to have a free car park.[/p][/quote]That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city. It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board. I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail.[/p][/quote]Most of them are failures in there own lives and simply want to redirect the blame elsewhere ;-) linebacker2
  • Score: 8

3:43pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Avro says...

Banni2 wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Banni2 wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
otleygent wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.
Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.
Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford
Needs to have a free car park.
That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city.

It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board.

I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail.
The city centre failure is in the main down ti westfield having done nothing for 10+ years, I agree dum scum!
[quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.[/p][/quote]Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford[/p][/quote]Needs to have a free car park.[/p][/quote]That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city. It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board. I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail.[/p][/quote]The city centre failure is in the main down ti westfield having done nothing for 10+ years, I agree dum scum! Avro
  • Score: 4

3:46pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Avro says...

linebacker2 wrote:
Banni2 wrote:
Joedavid wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Banni2 wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
otleygent wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts!
Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.
Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.
Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford
Needs to have a free car park.
That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city.

It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board.

I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail.
Most of them are failures in there own lives and simply want to redirect the blame elsewhere ;-)
By chance are you the love child of Banni 2 ?
[quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banni2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]otleygent[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news at last, although there will doubtless be less enthusiastic posts![/p][/quote]Looks like there'll be plenty of chances for negative comments if it's going to be a news article every day they take down a fence or dig a hole. This must be the 3rd or 4th story of the week that's more or less had exactly the same story.[/p][/quote]Some news is better than no news,so let's stay positive about our City and encourage its progress. It's been along time coming.[/p][/quote]Like the small shopping mall is going to make any difference anyway ! Yes it's a start but its going to take a hell of a lot more promotion and investment to improve Bradford[/p][/quote]Needs to have a free car park.[/p][/quote]That's a fantastic idea,anything that brings people into our city. It's easy for people too be negative but if we are to turn our city round more money and image makers have to come on board. I'm sick of reading about the scum who want this City to fail.[/p][/quote]Most of them are failures in there own lives and simply want to redirect the blame elsewhere ;-)[/p][/quote]By chance are you the love child of Banni 2 ? Avro
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