City Gate, Manchester Road, Bradford.


Manchester Road Development One


554 units

Local Authority

Bradford Metropolitan District Council


Residential, Urban Living

Key Project Information

  • This project is a substantial residential development comprising 554 apartments and two commercial units.
  • This development will create both high quality buildings and a sense of place – it is set to be a real asset to the local community.

We’re delighted, to finally get this consent with the great support and innovation of Pegasus Group and indeed Bradford Council. We now look forward to progressing this development at the soonest possible opportunity.

Richard Jackson MBE DL – Chairman of Yorkshire Ventures

The scheme of six apartment blocks to include a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats will deliver not only much needed new homes, but also play an important role in the regeneration of the city. The approved plans also include parking for 118 cars, green spaces between the buildings and a newly created courtyard.

We provided planning, architectural and landscape design services to ensure the successful reserved matters permission.

In preparing the application, our expert teams aimed to develop a theme that related to Bradford, with some key design principles to:

  • Retain the originally proposed access and egress vehicular points
  • Respect the green corridor established on Croscombe Walk
  • Improve the amenity space between the blocks by increasing the number of floors on the central block and therefore reducing the footprint
  • Provide some commercial units to enhance the existing services

Careful consideration was given to the design of each building, not only terms of appearance but how they are sited and landscaped within the site to create a visually pleasing aesthetic that compliments the surrounding townscape.

The design takes reference from historic building throughout Bradford; brick detailing is used in areas to add interest and this theme is used to elevate the building that surround the site. A variation in cladding adds further to the design, highlighting key point.

A condition of the planning permission is that the development must start within two years otherwise the approval will lapse.