NEWLY-restored “character offices” set in a historic, Grade II-listed hall are being marketed for rent.

The West Wing of The Newhall, off Rooley Lane, boasts a prime position at the top of the M606, with easy access to the M62 motorway, and is kitted out with “ample” parking, LED lighting and central heating, in a secure location with high-speed fibre broadband available.

A brochure from Walker Singleton chartered surveyors describes it as “outstanding modern offices within a beautifully restored 17th century Grade II-listed hall”.

Part of the building is occupied by Frank Marshall Estates for its headquarters.

The firm transformed the grand building, which was previously the clubhouse for the West Bowling Golf Club until its closure, after which it remained vacant.


At the time. Frank Marshall Estates 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 transformation was praised by a heritage guardian.

Jon Ackroyd, conservation officer at Bradford 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 building sits next to the new Nano Park, which has also been developed by Frank Marshall Estates.

It’s completion marked the final phase of the Newhall Business Park and is made up of small, hybrid units, with warehouse space below and offices above.

Edward Marshall said: “We believe that there is a real need for units of this size in Bradford.

“We are in the age of the entrepreneur with more and more small and start-up companies looking for self-contained space of their own.

“We are now providing flexible, affordable and attractive business premises to help companies of this type to grow and prosper.”

Engineering supplier The Hayley Group, which has its head office in the West Midlands, was unveiled as the first occupier at the park.

David Williams-Berry, of the group, said: “We fell in love with these superb premises as soon as we saw them. They are in a fantastic, visible location in Bradford, close to Yorkshire’s excellent motorway network.

Frank Marshall Estates is planning to roll out the Nano Park concept across West Yorkshire and have a number of sites lined up for similar parks.