Demolition of eyesore building in Bingley could start next month

Former Bradford & Bingley HQ

Former Bradford & Bingley HQ

First published in News

DEMOLITION of the derelict Bradford and Bingley headquarters could begin next month after Sainsbury's formally applied to destroy the eyesore building.

And the end of the long standing 'blight" on Bingley has been widely greeted with delight in the town.

The supermarket giant, which owns the site, has now submitted an application to Bradford Council to demolish the huge Main Street building with a proposed start date of July 14.

With no opposition to the proposal and no evidence of roosting bats, the decision is expected swiftly.

If approved, the building will be covered with scaffolding and stripped of all recyclable materials during work scheduled to last 24 weeks ending in January next year.

Expert contractors T E Scudder Ltd of Wembley will carry out the demolition and removal of the waste and spoil in covered lorries which will be cleaned to prevent the spread of dirt along town roads.

The application lodged this week states: "Materials will be used on site to backfill the basement areas where environmentally safe to do so, be processed for sale, or be taken to landfill.

"Restoration of the site will include backfilling the basement areas with crushed materials, leaving the site level and free of any concrete risings and contaminants."

Local MP Philip Davies has maintained firm pressure on Sainsbury's to take action over the controversial site, which it intends to sell once it has been levelled and said this was a great stride forward.

"I am very pleased that things are starting to move, but I shan't be complacent and will continue to hold Sainsbury's feet to the fire on this," Mr Davies said.

Vicar of Bingley All Saints Beverley Mason recently met with Sainsbury's bosses in London at Mr Davies' invitation to help press for an end to what she called a "blight" on the town.

"This is excellent news.

"This empty and decaying building speaks of lost jobs, lost savings, lost pensions.

"I would like to thank Sainsbury's and hope that they will be part of the regeneration of this beautiful town," Rev Mason said.

Chamber of Trade chairman Howard Martin said this was a sign of longed-for progress:

"This is the first bit of positive news we've had from Sainbury's for some time - let's hope we don't end up left with an unsightly mess," Mr Martin said.

Ward councillor David Heseltine said this was '" a significant milestone" adding;

"Let's hope Sainsbury's fulfils this promise and clearing the site makes it attractive to other developers to come to our town.

*All Saints Church, Bingley is to host a public meeting at which Sainsbury's will explain its plans for involvement in the town. The meeting will take place on July 24 at 7pm.

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7:27am Thu 26 Jun 14

Albion. says...

Couldn't they find a demolition firm nearer than Wembley?
Couldn't they find a demolition firm nearer than Wembley? Albion.
  • Score: -1

7:30am Thu 26 Jun 14

Storck says...

And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years Storck
  • Score: -4

7:47am Thu 26 Jun 14

Avro says...

And in its place?
And in its place? Avro
  • Score: -5

7:58am Thu 26 Jun 14

pendlpoo says...

Well surely a huge void will be better than the massive blight on the town that we have suffered since the 1960,s
Well surely a huge void will be better than the massive blight on the town that we have suffered since the 1960,s pendlpoo
  • Score: 12

8:03am Thu 26 Jun 14

Bikerbeardy says...

Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
[quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades Bikerbeardy
  • Score: 1

8:42am Thu 26 Jun 14

izzystillbreathing says...

Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
[quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant. izzystillbreathing
  • Score: 12

8:57am Thu 26 Jun 14

gouldengirl says...

izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
No chance. It's a brownfield. The Council likes developers to build on green fields.
[quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]No chance. It's a brownfield. The Council likes developers to build on green fields. gouldengirl
  • Score: 21

9:07am Thu 26 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Good news, hopefully there will be no more delays once permission is granted to demolish. Awful building that along with the old Yorkshire Building society building in Westgate, Bradford, should bite the dust.
Good news, hopefully there will be no more delays once permission is granted to demolish. Awful building that along with the old Yorkshire Building society building in Westgate, Bradford, should bite the dust. bcfc1903
  • Score: -3

9:23am Thu 26 Jun 14

baildongreen says...

Backfilling can either leave the site suitable for building on or not. The building option being much, much, more expensive. Has the Council let Sainsbury's get away with the cheaper option.
Backfilling can either leave the site suitable for building on or not. The building option being much, much, more expensive. Has the Council let Sainsbury's get away with the cheaper option. baildongreen
  • Score: 10

9:30am Thu 26 Jun 14

photowala / Da'ud says...

Which year?
Which year? photowala / Da'ud
  • Score: 9

10:24am Thu 26 Jun 14

Albion. says...

izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
Why should they, it isn't theirs?
[quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]Why should they, it isn't theirs? Albion.
  • Score: -11

10:25am Thu 26 Jun 14

BEETEEE says...

I quite like the building - it is very much of it's time - and think it's a shame that a use couldn't be found for it.
I quite like the building - it is very much of it's time - and think it's a shame that a use couldn't be found for it. BEETEEE
  • Score: 17

12:58pm Thu 26 Jun 14

izzystillbreathing says...

Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
Why should they, it isn't theirs?
Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]Why should they, it isn't theirs?[/p][/quote]Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North. izzystillbreathing
  • Score: 24

1:17pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Bikerbeardy says...

izzystillbreathing wrote:
Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
Why should they, it isn't theirs?
Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.
"Hi-tech capital of the north", hehe, no chance, but we are the CURRY capital , now thats something to be proud of !.
[quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]Why should they, it isn't theirs?[/p][/quote]Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.[/p][/quote]"Hi-tech capital of the north", hehe, no chance, but we are the CURRY capital , now thats something to be proud of !. Bikerbeardy
  • Score: 7

1:50pm Thu 26 Jun 14

FinlandStation says...

Bikerbeardy wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
Why should they, it isn't theirs?
Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.
"Hi-tech capital of the north", hehe, no chance, but we are the CURRY capital , now thats something to be proud of !.
Not a lot of people know that; mainly because Cllr Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise the fact.
[quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]Why should they, it isn't theirs?[/p][/quote]Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.[/p][/quote]"Hi-tech capital of the north", hehe, no chance, but we are the CURRY capital , now thats something to be proud of !.[/p][/quote]Not a lot of people know that; mainly because Cllr Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise the fact. FinlandStation
  • Score: 13

2:26pm Thu 26 Jun 14

izzystillbreathing says...

FinlandStation wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
Why should they, it isn't theirs?
Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.
"Hi-tech capital of the north", hehe, no chance, but we are the CURRY capital , now thats something to be proud of !.
Not a lot of people know that; mainly because Cllr Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise the fact.
Can’t say I blame Cllr Hinchcliffe keeping mum. Can you imagine southern Foodies getting off the train at Forster Square and catching a taxi, or worse still walking, to one of our inner ring road curry palaces? It’d do wonders for our image and hopes of attracting inward investment.
[quote][p][bold]FinlandStation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]Why should they, it isn't theirs?[/p][/quote]Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.[/p][/quote]"Hi-tech capital of the north", hehe, no chance, but we are the CURRY capital , now thats something to be proud of !.[/p][/quote]Not a lot of people know that; mainly because Cllr Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise the fact.[/p][/quote]Can’t say I blame Cllr Hinchcliffe keeping mum. Can you imagine southern Foodies getting off the train at Forster Square and catching a taxi, or worse still walking, to one of our inner ring road curry palaces? It’d do wonders for our image and hopes of attracting inward investment. izzystillbreathing
  • Score: -4

2:30pm Thu 26 Jun 14

FinlandStation says...

izzystillbreathing wrote:
FinlandStation wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
Why should they, it isn't theirs?
Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.
"Hi-tech capital of the north", hehe, no chance, but we are the CURRY capital , now thats something to be proud of !.
Not a lot of people know that; mainly because Cllr Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise the fact.
Can’t say I blame Cllr Hinchcliffe keeping mum. Can you imagine southern Foodies getting off the train at Forster Square and catching a taxi, or worse still walking, to one of our inner ring road curry palaces? It’d do wonders for our image and hopes of attracting inward investment.
Very true. Redirect them to the Prashad, they had enough sense to leave Bradford for Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FinlandStation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]Why should they, it isn't theirs?[/p][/quote]Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.[/p][/quote]"Hi-tech capital of the north", hehe, no chance, but we are the CURRY capital , now thats something to be proud of !.[/p][/quote]Not a lot of people know that; mainly because Cllr Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise the fact.[/p][/quote]Can’t say I blame Cllr Hinchcliffe keeping mum. Can you imagine southern Foodies getting off the train at Forster Square and catching a taxi, or worse still walking, to one of our inner ring road curry palaces? It’d do wonders for our image and hopes of attracting inward investment.[/p][/quote]Very true. Redirect them to the Prashad, they had enough sense to leave Bradford for Leeds. FinlandStation
  • Score: 0

3:36pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Albion. says...

izzystillbreathing wrote:
Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
Why should they, it isn't theirs?
Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.
It is on the market and is more likely to sell if levelled and prepared as described in the report. Doubtless any potential developers looking for such a plot in the area will be informed of it's availability. Would you like the council to subsidise anyone moving in as they are doing with Westfield?
[quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]Why should they, it isn't theirs?[/p][/quote]Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.[/p][/quote]It is on the market and is more likely to sell if levelled and prepared as described in the report. Doubtless any potential developers looking for such a plot in the area will be informed of it's availability. Would you like the council to subsidise anyone moving in as they are doing with Westfield? Albion.
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Thu 26 Jun 14

izzystillbreathing says...

Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
Why should they, it isn't theirs?
Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.
It is on the market and is more likely to sell if levelled and prepared as described in the report. Doubtless any potential developers looking for such a plot in the area will be informed of it's availability. Would you like the council to subsidise anyone moving in as they are doing with Westfield?
They will have to get involved. The Council subsidise every major business moving into Bradford. Nobody would come otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]Why should they, it isn't theirs?[/p][/quote]Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.[/p][/quote]It is on the market and is more likely to sell if levelled and prepared as described in the report. Doubtless any potential developers looking for such a plot in the area will be informed of it's availability. Would you like the council to subsidise anyone moving in as they are doing with Westfield?[/p][/quote]They will have to get involved. The Council subsidise every major business moving into Bradford. Nobody would come otherwise. izzystillbreathing
  • Score: 5

11:18pm Thu 26 Jun 14

carolyne74 says...

BEETEEE wrote:
I quite like the building - it is very much of it's time - and think it's a shame that a use couldn't be found for it.
Thank you BEETEE, I'm glad it's not just me! I'm actually gutted that the building is going to be demolished, and think it's a shame that it couldn't have been put to use as it is. It's a building I have always associated with Bingley, even before I moved over here, and I think it has lots of character. I walk past it every day, and every day I'm sad that it's not going to be there much longer.
[quote][p][bold]BEETEEE[/bold] wrote: I quite like the building - it is very much of it's time - and think it's a shame that a use couldn't be found for it.[/p][/quote]Thank you BEETEE, I'm glad it's not just me! I'm actually gutted that the building is going to be demolished, and think it's a shame that it couldn't have been put to use as it is. It's a building I have always associated with Bingley, even before I moved over here, and I think it has lots of character. I walk past it every day, and every day I'm sad that it's not going to be there much longer. carolyne74
  • Score: 1

10:17am Fri 27 Jun 14

Albion. says...

izzystillbreathing wrote:
Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Albion. wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote:
And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
Why should they, it isn't theirs?
Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.
It is on the market and is more likely to sell if levelled and prepared as described in the report. Doubtless any potential developers looking for such a plot in the area will be informed of it's availability. Would you like the council to subsidise anyone moving in as they are doing with Westfield?
They will have to get involved. The Council subsidise every major business moving into Bradford. Nobody would come otherwise.
Most roads lead out not in! That isn't the fault of the council, it's just how it goes when you become a third world city. I wouldn't invest in Bradford any more no matter what the incentives. It's only a relatively small plot anyway, probably more flats.
[quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]Why should they, it isn't theirs?[/p][/quote]Dereliction is dereliction no matter who owns it. The Council is supposed to be promoting Bradford, finding new industries and businesses which will regenerate Bradford and make us into a Producer City and hi-tech capital of the North.[/p][/quote]It is on the market and is more likely to sell if levelled and prepared as described in the report. Doubtless any potential developers looking for such a plot in the area will be informed of it's availability. Would you like the council to subsidise anyone moving in as they are doing with Westfield?[/p][/quote]They will have to get involved. The Council subsidise every major business moving into Bradford. Nobody would come otherwise.[/p][/quote]Most roads lead out not in! That isn't the fault of the council, it's just how it goes when you become a third world city. I wouldn't invest in Bradford any more no matter what the incentives. It's only a relatively small plot anyway, probably more flats. Albion.
  • Score: -1

11:07am Tue 8 Jul 14

Baildonbantam says...

gouldengirl wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
Bikerbeardy wrote:
Storck wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years
Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades
Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.
No chance. It's a brownfield. The Council likes developers to build on green fields.
The council dont own the site, sainsburys do, so they will be the ones looking for a buyer.
[quote][p][bold]gouldengirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikerbeardy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: And then there will be a huge hole/void for the next 10 years[/p][/quote]Whey Hey, at last, much prefer a level site waiting for construction than the concrete monstrosity that we have looked at for decades[/p][/quote]Another Westfield looming. This level area isn't going to look pretty. You would have hoped the Council was pro-actively looking for an occupant.[/p][/quote]No chance. It's a brownfield. The Council likes developers to build on green fields.[/p][/quote]The council dont own the site, sainsburys do, so they will be the ones looking for a buyer. Baildonbantam
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