The Xchange, Bradford

The Xchange is a 98,000 sq ft mixed use property situated adjacent to the entrance of the Broadway Shopping Centre, in Bradford. The asset included approximately 55,000 sq ft of offices above extensive retail accommodation.

We secured detailed planning consent for the reconfiguration of 43,000 sq ft of retail space fronting the entrance of the Broadway Shopping Centre. We undertook a £2.7m refurbishment programme with completion achieved in March 2017 to improve the overall external appearance of the property and attract those retailers who would prefer to be close to, but not within, the new shopping centre.

In parallel, we obtained permitted development rights for the office element of the building and a conversion to apartments is currently underway. The retail units have now been leased to Bonmarche, Brighthouse, Five Guys, Easygym, Esquires Coffee, Greggs and CEX, with one unit remaining available.

A new cinema/leisure complex opened in May 2018 opposite The Xchange which further enhances its prime pitch within the core retail area of Bradford.