NEW photos of the NCP car park in Bradford city centre show its demolition is "rapidly progressing".

Bradford Council shared fresh pictures of the ongoing works to remove the concrete block today.

A post on the local authority's Facebook page said: "After weeks of meticulous measures being put into place, the demolition of the NCP carpark is now rapidly progressing.

"The levels of the building are coming down fast which you will notice from the outer metal panels as they lower with the structure.

"We're looking forward to revealing a much brighter and more open looking city centre!"

Each floor is being brought down individually, and the council said earlier this month that this work will last until April.

The Telegraph & Argus snapped pictures of diggers on the roof of the former car park at the beginning of March, and the building was also covered in screens and scaffold protection panels.

Demolition equipment had been winched into place on the rooftop.

The car park is expected to have been brought to the ground by the end of July.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A picture of the NCP car park, in Hall Ings, BradfordA picture of the NCP car park, in Hall Ings, Bradford (Image: Bradford Council)

It is being demolished to create a new green space, forging a link to Hall Ings and Norfolk Gardens.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “The demolition of the former NCP car park is just the latest step in the transformation of the city centre to make it a nicer place for people to spend time.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Vision for Hall IngsVision for Hall Ings (Image: Bradford Council)

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said: “This marks an important step forward in the transformation of Bradford city centre in the lead up to UK City of Culture 2025. 

“Together we’re making it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport, creating a better environment for everyone. 

“A Bradford city centre fit for the 21st century is a key part of my vision for a better-connected West Yorkshire.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council's vision of Bradford Interchange at nightBradford Council's vision of Bradford Interchange at night (Image: Bradford Council)

How are the city centre roadworks being funded?

The funding for the project is part of the overall work being undertaken to make the city centre an easier, safer and more pleasant place for people to walk and cycle. 

The scheme is being delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through its Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme.

TCF is aimed at making it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport. 

This is a capital grant transport fund, provided by the Department for Transport and cannot be used for other purposes, such as delivering day to day council services or other projects.

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