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UKREiiF: All eyes on Bradford

After the success of last year’s UK Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF), Bradford will be well represented when the conference is held again this year from 21 – 23 May. 

UKREiiF, which will be held in Leeds, is the UK’s biggest real estate exhibition and a key networking event annually connecting more than 10,000 investors, funders and developers from across the UK and around the world.  

As well as attending the UKREiiF event, we are also one of the main partners of the Bradford Showcase, which is being organised by Bradford Council at the nearby Mumtaz restaurant.  

The showcase will be an opportunity for industry key players to find out more information about what’s happening across the district and talk to those leading the work. It is being primarily supported by Incommunities and two other anchor sponsors, Arup, Schofield Sweeney. 


Highlighted schemes from across our district that will be discussed include: 

  • One City Park (£35m, 65,000sq ft city centre office space) completed – PwC anchor tenants 
  • Darley Street Market (£23m new state-of-the-art indoor market with outdoor market square) 
  • High Point, a former commercial building converted into luxury apartments 
  • Making Hall Ings traffic-free to connect the Interchange to the multi-award-winning City Park (as part of wider large-scale improvements to the city centre to make it a more pleasant place to walk, cycle and spend time) 
  • Keighley regeneration (£19m Levelling Up Funding as well as funding of £33.6M through the Keighley Towns Fund, to deliver key projects such as the Providence Park industrial hub) 
  • Shipley regeneration (Funding of £25M through the Shipley Towns Fund, including key projects such as the rejuvenation of the market square) 
  • Bradford Rail and infrastructure investment – including a new platform at Forster Square, the new Southern Gateway through station and regeneration around the area, the electrification of the Leeds-Bradford route alongside the imminent consultation on the route for the Bradford Line – linking Leeds and Bradford via the Mass Transit tram system. 
  • Bradford City Village – in collaboration with Muse/English Cities Fund this will transform the centre of Bradford with 1,000 high-quality, environmentally-friendly new city-centre homes, alongside safer roads, landscaped public spaces, revitalised independent shopping and high-grade office space. 

Rachael Dennis, Chief Executive at Incommunities said, “As a not-for-profit organisation and Bradford’s largest housing provider, we are proud to be a part of the Bradford showcase at UKREiiF.  

“This is a fantastic chance to support the great work that is happening to improve the lives of people living in our district.  

“We’ll be sharing our investment plans for our existing homes and communities, as well as our commitment to invest over £25million each year to build new affordable homes within the Bradford district. 

“UKREiiF is the perfect platform to talk to investors, and public and private partners about these development opportunities”. 

Mumtaz Restaurant at New Dock
Image courtesy of Visit Leeds

Strategic Director of Place at Bradford Council David Shepherd explains: “We’ve already seen an increase in investor interest in Bradford, so we’re excited to build on this. Bradford being the UK City of Culture 2025 means we’re now attracting further attention from private sector partnerships and investors, and we want to maximise those opportunities. 

“We’ll be profiling all the development which is currently happening across the district to the key players, influencers and decision makers within the investment and real-estate markets.”  

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