New hotel for Bradford

Gregory Property Group has completed its transformation of Broadacre House in Bradford – the former Yorkshire Water offices – into a new, 118-bed hotel for Premier Inn with adjoining offices.

Gregory Property Group has completed its transformation of Broadacre House in Bradford – the former Yorkshire Water offices – into a new, 118-bed hotel for Premier Inn with adjoining offices.

The Leeds company acquired the site earlier this year from Keyland Developments, the property arm of Yorkshire Water, and has since invested more than £5m to redevelop the 10-storey tower.

The 50,000sq ft building, situated on Vicar Lane on the eastern side of the city centre, was built by Yorkshire Water in the 1970s to provide customer service and technology space.

Richard Tovey at Gregory Property Group said: “An 118-bed hotel will be a major boost for the city’s economy and we were able to retain 9,200sq ft of adjacent office space which we have pre-let to Foundation Housing on a 15-year lease. We forwardsold the hotel, but will retain ownership of the office space.”

Premier Inn has already taken possession of the site and hosted a soft launch of the hotel in the run up to Christmas.