Future Bradford Construction e-newsletter

December 8, 2023

Welcome to the weekly e-newsletter for the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme.

This edition includes everything you need to know about the Bradford City Centre Walking and Cycling Improvements Scheme for the coming days.

We upload each weekly newsletter to the Future Bradford website. You can find copies of each e-newsletter on our news page if you would like to look back at previous editions.

 

This week’s construction, traffic, and access updates 

All traffic management outlined in the e-newsletter sent out on 27 October will remain the same next week. You can view this e-newsletter by clicking here.

As a reminder, last week the traffic lights at the approaches to Jacobs Well roundabout were removed, and instead drivers now need to give way to the right.

If you would like more information about what is happening across the city centre, including maps showing how the city is being transformed, please do see our website.

 

Preparation work to demolish the NCP car park has begun

On Monday 4 December 2023 preparatory work, such as the erection of scaffolding, commenced in preparation for the demolition of the NCP car park on Hall Ings.

The physical demolition of the building set to begin early in the new year and will last around three months.

The demolition will facilitate the biggest change to the external appearance of Bradford Interchange since it was opened in 1973 and will transform the arrival for visitors to the city centre, creating a new landscaped approach to the Interchange directly from Hall Ings.

A new pocket park will also be created on part of the NCP site to add more greenery to the Interchange approach and on Bridge Street, a new station forecourt will be created to improve the existing main entranceway to the Interchange.

The project is set to open during the district’s year as City of Culture in 2025, and will provide an attractive, welcoming and connected gateway to the city centre and the City Park area. The external work is to be complemented by new facilities inside the Interchange itself as part of a later phase, including new seating, digital information boards, safety improvements and new signage.

To find out more, click here. You can watch a video of how the building will be demolished here.

NCP car park on Hall Ings for demolition

Preparing the NCP car park on Hall Ings for demolition

Reminder: Additional drop-in session for the South Bradford Park and Ride Scheme.

Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, want to hear your views on the South Bradford Park and Ride Scheme. 

We have been holding events during the consultation period where you can find out more information and ask any questions.

A drop-in event will be held on 12 December 2023 between 4-7pm at the Mayfield Centre, 35 Broadway Avenue, Bradford, BD5 9NP

Please click here for more information and to have your say. The consultation closes on Thursday 21 December 2023.

Reminder: upcoming bus and road changes in 2024

From early 2024, new bus routes will come into effect and buses will no longer travel through the city centre. Instead, they will be routed around the core of the city centre along dedicated bus routes to improve reliability and journey times, and allow for the transformation of the city centre and the creation of new, attractive public spaces..

Look out for more information on these route changes which will be shared in the coming months.

For information on current bus disruptions and diversions around the district please do check the Metro website www.wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/bus-travel-alerts/

 

Other roadworks around the city 

To stay up to date with all the roadworks in the area please do continue to check One Network: one.network/uk/bradford.

Find out more

You can find out more about the scheme on the Future Bradford website or by getting in touch using the details and links below.

Get in touch if you would like to ask any questions

Email: info@future-bradford.co.uk

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