OVER 50 parties have registered an interest in a former University site in Manningham which is now on the market.

The Grade II-listed Heaton Mount/Emm Lane complex is the former home of the University of Bradford's School of Management. Last month it was announced that the University was selling the site.

Spanning 14 acres, it has been described as “an exquisite example of the Italian architectural style” is being marketed on a freehold basis subject to informal tender.

Two viewing dates have already taken place, with a third and final date scheduled for January 12.

To date, more than 50 parties have registered an interest in the site, which boasts three Grade II-listed buildings, the largest of which, Heaton Mount, was built for businessman and treasurer of the Bradford Liberal Electoral Association for several years by Robert Kell in 1886.

Historic former University of Bradford School of Management site goes up for sale

Dai Powell, from marketing agents Avison Young, said: “Thus far we have been pleased with the level of interest shown in what is a unique site in Bradford, boasting a range of facilities and opportunities in terms of future use.”

The University is selling the estate following the relocation of the Faculty of Management and Law and consolidation of other educational provisions onto City Campus.

Although bids to purchase parts of the property may be considered, it is the University’s strong preference to sell in a single transaction. Informal tenders are invited by 1pm on Friday January 29.

Further detailed bidder guidance, including bid submission advice and detailed information pack, contact Avison Young on 0113 292 5500 or getintouch.uk@avisonyoung.com