Inspire Bradford Business Park is currently under construction and is being built on a brownfield site close to Eccleshill Community Hospital in Bradford, the main contractor is Stainforth Construction.
The business park will be made up of two buildings, each of which will be built according to the latest sustainable construction standards to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, including utilising 260 thermally efficient, 48cm thick, prefabricated ModCell® straw bale wall panels assembled at the nearby Flying Factory™ located in Dewsbury.
The two buildings will total 2,787 sq m and house 14 serviced offices and 14 managed work spaces, making them the largest straw bale development in Europe.
Other sustainable features of the business park include a ground-source heat pump and a rainwater catchment reservoir which will supply lavatories and water for planting. Photovoltaic cells on the roof will also generate renewable energy whilst rubber floor tiles and carpets will be made from recycled materials.
Available offices will range in size from 10 sq m to 38 sq m and the work spaces are 64 sq m with a 34 sq m mezzanine floor.
Inspire Bradford Business Park will provide some of the highest specification commercial property available in Bradford and will also include an onsite café.
The business park will be owned and managed by the Newlands Community Association (NCA). The NCA is a community organisation based in East Bradford that provides a range of activities covering training, education, care and socialising across six separate locations.
Funding for the development comprises £1.019m of European Union investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme in Yorkshire and The Humber, £1.38m from the Communitybuilders Fund and £990,000 from Bradford Council’s Local Enterprise Growth Initiative. NCA also secured a £1m mortgage from The Charity Bank for the business park.
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