Bradford – Work is starting today on creating on an attractive temporary garden on the site of the former Tyrls police station.
The landscaped area will feature several steel seats, a grassed mound, planting areas displaying flowers and shrubs, and a grassed mound. A ramp from Princes Way will make the garden accessible to wheelchair users and parents with prams.
Bradford Council has commissioned the work which is scheduled to be completed in October and will then stay until a new commercial development is built on the site some time over the next few years.
In the meantime the Council’s regeneration department will be promoting the site to developers to create as much interest as possible in this prime location.
Coun David Green, Leader of the Council, said: “This colourful garden adjacent to our award-winning City Park is the best way of making use of this space until we can create a first class business area.”
The former Tyrls police station that stood on the site was demolished earlier this year once new magistrates’ court cells were built elsewhere.
The site has the benefit of outline planning permission for three new office blocks of between three and five storeys which could house up to 700 employees.