Bradford’s One City Park lights up to mark topping out

02.12.22 3 min read by Ryan Devlin

The project team behind Bradford’s One City Park gathered on site this week, to celebrate the building reaching its highest point.

Given that we’re heading into the holiday season, we decided to put a festive twist on the event, with an official light switch on for a 15ft Christmas tree which now adorns the top of the steel frame to celebrate this major milestone.

We’re bringing forward One City Park – the first sustainable office space in the city for decades – in partnership with Bradford Council, with Caddick Construction the contractor. The steel frame has been supplied and erected by Halifax-based Elland Steel.

Simon Dew, development director, said:

The construction programme is being delivered at pace and to be on schedule is testament to the hard work everyone involved. At Muse, we create kinder and inclusive places in partnership that build brighter futures for everyone and our purpose remains the same here at One City Park. ”
Bradford is a diverse city full of potential and we want to attract the right businesses to One City Park and create a wealth of opportunities for the rich talent within the community.”
We know that City Park is a popular place for gatherings and events throughout the holiday season and we wanted to play our part in the celebrations.”

Once complete, One City Park will feature five floors of exceptional workspace and a stunning roof terrace, creating flexible spaces to promote more agile working practices and occupier wellbeing. Demand to take space at our new place has been high, with both home-grown start-ups and SMEs to larger organisations and multi-nationals expressing their interest in calling One City Park, home.

The building will be complemented by new public spaces around the site including stepped access and attractive seating areas. Surrounded by cultural assets including the Grade I Listed City Hall, St George’s Hall and new music venue, Bradford Live, which is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound transformation, as well as bars, restaurants and cafes – City Park is expected to play a major role in the city’s UK City of Culture celebrations in 2025.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s executive member of regeneration, planning and transport, said

One City Park is bringing hundreds of jobs to the city centre throughout its construction and once complete will bring hundreds more. It will be a great complement to the Darley Street Market which is also currently under construction.”

One City Park will also feature a range of green design elements, including high-performance glazing, photovoltaic panels and air source heat pumps to make sure the building operates on renewable energy. Every car-parking space features an electric car charging point, coupled with secure cycle storage and changing facilities, which will encourage workers to take more sustainable and healthier ways into work.

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