A LEADING Bradford developer has been applauded for the restoration of a building that is to become its new headquarters.

Frank Marshall Estates, run by Edward and Jimmy Marshall, has transformed the Grade II-listed New Hall, which fronts Rooley Lane and was originally built in the 17th century.

The company has significant commercial assets in Yorkshire and will now move away from their old HQ at Link 606 Office Park.

New Hall was previously the clubhouse for West Bowling Golf Club until it closed. The premises then suffered during a period of vacancy.

Mr E. Marshall said: “We invested in excess of £500,000 in its regeneration and it is now a stunning mixture of the old and the new. It has been restored to the highest of standards.”

The building is now split into an East and West Wing allowing 2,075 sq ft for another occupier in the near future.

Jon Ackroyd, Senior Conservation and Design Officer at Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council, said: “Frank Marshall Estates have demonstrated a level of dedication which the building badly needed and deserved. Its future was uncertain after several years standing empty and vulnerable to theft.”

He added: “The commitment of the owners to restoring the building, including reinstating lost decorative masonry details to chimneys, windows, verge finials and string courses and through installing the highest quality of sympathetic windows is to be applauded.”

The spare office space will be ready to lease in June.