Bradford’s Kirkgate Shopping has applied for planning permission for a major redesign of the Kirkgate entrance.
The redesign is to include:
- Construction of a new double storey glazed entrance lobby
- Replacement of the existing escalators
- Introduction of a new staircase alongside the new escalators
- New illuminated cladding and signage to the entrance tower
- Creation of a double storey shopfront on Kirkgate
Kirkgate Shopping centre manager Catherine Riley commented: “The news of this project comes on the back of a busy first quarter to the year. A new entrance of this style is going to further strengthen our place in the city and ensure that Kirkgate Shopping is front and centre when it comes to the Bradford retail map. We cannot wait to see the finished article.”
It continues to be a busy year for Kirkgate Shopping with a trio of lease renewals, new retailers and the move to a new bigger unit for one well known-brand, Virgin Media.
Garreth Keating, director at Bride Hall Real Estate Partners said: “This project is the first major investment we are implementing from our plans for the centre. It underlines the confidence we place in Kirkgate Shopping and the regeneration works in place for Bradford as a whole.
Our aim is to showcase the centre in its very best light and the new entrance will not only be much more visible, but will also refelect the quality of the interior and retailers we have in place.”
Kirkgate Shopping offers 650 parking spots on-site and remains the home of more than 70 retailers and one of two Bradford indoor markets.