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New Victoria Place, Bradford, United Kingdom

Monday 27 Jul 2009

City centre planning saught today

New Victoria Place by Carey Jones Architects in Bradford, United Kingdom
New Victoria Place by Carey Jones Architects in Bradford, United Kingdom New Victoria Place by Carey Jones Architects in Bradford, United Kingdom
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16/01/11 Martyn, Bradford
I'd much rather see something done with the old Odeon cinema that stands on site. If you spoke to the people of Bradford, and overwhelming majority want to keep this building.
Bradford has so many empty buildings, why knock them down to build more?! Why not use what's there and has a part in Bradford's history?
Instead it looks like we're going to have another development which looks like it could be in any other city in the UK, with little regard to local context or history
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Bradford, England pins regeneration hopes on careyjones design 

The latest plans for Bradford city centre regeneration scheme, New Victoria Place by architects careyjones, are to be submitted for planning today.

Plans have been amended since the last public exhibition in October 2008, with developers Langtree Artisan, Yorkshire Forward and careyjones working with Bradford Centre Regeneration and English Heritage to create a striking urban design led addition to Bradford’s cityscape.

New Victoria Place, which has English Heritage support, is now placed to become a distinctive development set to deliver more than 1,350 jobs as well as Grade A office space, residential accommodation, a 100 bed hotel, bars, cafes and community leisure facilities all centred around a vibrant public realm.

Mike Harris, director at careyjones architects, said: “The revised plans for New Victoria Place will deliver a very exciting scheme that is appropriate in scale and massing terms for its surrounding urban context and will be a respectful neighbour to some important and much loved local buildings, like the Town Hall and Alhambra Theatre."

A minimum BREEAM (UK sustainability marker) rating of 'excellent' is being aimed for in the ambitious scheme which, if approval is received, will join further Langtree Artisan invested regenerative schemes in the city such as City Park, the £750million Learning Quarter, Eastbrook Hall and the relocation of the Magistrates’ Court. A decision is due later in the year.

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