Artisan Real Estate gets green light for Shipley mixed-use scheme

Artisan Real Estate has received planning permission from Bradford Council to demolish a seven-storey former HMRC building in Shipley, west Yorkshire, and develop a new mixed-use development scheme.

After demolition, the vacant office complex on the edge of the Salts Mill World Heritage Site in Saltaire will be replaced by a residential quarter and riverside park on an 11-acre site.

Artisan’s plans for the new ‘Saltaire Riverside’ development include the provision of 289 new homes, more than 5,000 sq ft of commercial office space designed for flexible working and a café facing on to a new pocket park and piazza.

A park will link the development to the river Aire — providing woodland, grasslands and lawns to act as a natural flood water storage area — while pedestrian links will provide direct access to Saltaire Rail Station and the canal towpath.

James Bulmer, regional development director at Artisan, said: “We are naturally delighted that our transformational vision for this vacant site next to an UNESCO world heritage site is now set to become a reality.

“Our proposals will bring interest and investment to the area and provide a natural, contemporary extension to the existing Saltaire footprint.

“Our completed scheme will become a modern interpretation of the neighbouring Saltaire village, bringing much-needed sustainable family housing in an accessible, well-connected and environmentally responsible setting.”

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