Second phase launched at landmark residential development

Master agent LH1 London has been appointed by property developer The Investment Room, as works begin to launch phase two of residential development, The Printworks, in Bradford.

Comprising 137 one and two-bedroom apartments, the build follows the completion of phase one, which involved the conversion of a listed building known as Card House.

The Printworks is to be built on the site that was formally home to WN Sharpe of Bradford and later, Hallmark Cards.

Benjamin Hunter, CEO of LH1 London, said: “The development is a remarkable project and will be a real asset to the city.

“We are really pleased for the people of Bradford receiving the much-deserved accolade ‘City of Culture for 2025’.

“Bradford can now expect considerable inbound investment and huge growth in employment which will only fuel the requirement for high quality property in the area.”

Councilor Martin Love, Lord Mayor of Bradford, said: “The scheme will create 385 flats and preserve the iconic character of the Art Deco style Grade ll listed building Sharps Card Factory – known as Hallmark House.

“The proposed works to the listed building are considered to largely protect its heritage significance, and the development would deliver a substantial provision to meet the district’s housing need.”

Lee Jones, director at The Investment Room, added: “Having successfully sold all the 144 apartments in the first phase of development in record time, I am extremely proud to have broken ground on the second phase of The Printworks.

“It is refreshing to see that our respect for the heritage of the existing buildings, while also utilizing the rest of this large brownfield site through high quality new apartments, has been widely recognized.

“Partnering with LH1 to sell the apartments to the owner occupier market as well as selected investors makes this site even more special.”

Work at The Printworks is underway, and the anticipated practical completion is in quarter three 2023.

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