North East & Yorkshire

New venture for Newlands

Work is currently underway on a brand new business park in the Eccleshill area of Bradford.

Inspire Bradford Business Park is a £4 million commercial property that is currently under development on a Brownfield site close to Eccleshill Community Hospital in East Bradford.

The business park comprises 14 fully serviced offices and 14 unique and flexible work spaces housed within two buildings that cover a combined area of 2,787 square metres. Facilities will include an onsite cafe, childcare facilities and a digital media suite.

Inspire Bradford Business Park is located close to the M62, M1 and Leeds Bradford International Airport and will provide Bradford with some of the highest specification commercial properties in the area.

Work began in August 2011 when the first straw bale wall panels were installed on the site. In total, over 4,000 traditional straw bales have been used to form the prefabricated wall panels for the buildings.

Stainforth Construction is the main contractor for the project, whilst Waller & Partners Ltd are the architects.

The development is expected to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ due to the incorporation of a number of sustainable features. This includes a ground-source heat pump, photovoltaic cells in the roof and a rainwater catchment reservoir that will supply lavatories and plants with water. The building will also be fitted with carpets and wooden fittings that are constructed from recycled materials.

Once complete, Inspire Bradford Business Park will be owned and managed by the Newlands Community Association (NCA), a community-based organisation that provides a range of training, education and care services in Bradford.

NCA Chief Executive, Tony Holdich, said:

“The installation of the straw bale wall panels is a major part of the construction process and to actually see the panels being put in place is very exciting. Once installation of the panels is complete, we’ll be one step closer to completion and potential tenants and members of the local community will be able to see for themselves how impressive the business park is going to be.”

He added:

“By redefining what a business park is, we are implementing a blueprint for commerce and the community to coexist, promoting enterprise from both.”

 Stainforth Construction

Stainforth Construction has an impressive wealth of experience in the construction industry that has been amassed from working within various industry sectors since 1991. Their portfolio includes buildings in the sport and leisure industry, along with work completed in the commercial and industrial sectors.

For the past 21 years, Stainforth Construction has built long-term relationships with their clients, taking into account their individual needs and requirements and recognising the need to complete contracts on time.


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