Located in the heart of the city centre, the development will boost the wider regeneration of Bradford and provide 2,500 new jobs.
On completion it will total 52,900m² of retail and leisure space anchored by Debenhams and Marks & Spencer (M&S) stores, with 1,300 car parking spaces located on the upper levels.
The large braced steel frame is predominantly formed with four grid patterns, a regular 8m × 8m pattern for the retail zones, two slightly larger and different grids for Debenhams and M&S, and a 8m × 16m grid for the car parking areas.
“As with most inner city sites, the logistics of bringing steelwork to site and then erecting it in a coordinated programme has been our biggest challenge,” said Andy Rae, Severfield Contract Manager.
Using a fleet of mobile cranes with capacities up to 250t, Severfield has erected all of the project’s steelwork in a 24 week programme.