BRADFORD is set to become a digital health hub after plans for a £12million scheme were announced in the city.

The University of Bradford has won £3.8million from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to set up a University Enterprise Zone after making a successful bid, it was announced this morning.

As part of the project, two new centres will be open in Bradford over the next three years.

A new digital exchange will replace Bradford Council's existing Design Exchange in Little Germany.

This will create a hub for small and new companies who focus on information and communications technology.

There will be onsite support for them from BT researchers and Bradford University academics. It is scheduled to open early next year.

A new £7 million health and wellbeing centre will be built on the University of Bradford campus.

This site will be used by doctors, opticians and pharmacists and for trialling out new health devices and services.