Bradford Interchange

SLC Property was instructed by the City of Bradford Council to prepare a Land & Consents Strategy to support a business case for a new entrance at Bradford Interchange Station. The purpose of the business case was to secure funding through the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) from the Department for Transport (DfT).


Bradford Interchange is a transport hub consisting of rail and bus stations located in the centre of the city. However, the current facility is generally in a poor state of repair and the links between the Interchange and the city are unsatisfactory. The Interchange has poor connectivity with the surrounding employment areas and a modest, low quality main entrance.

SLC Property undertook an optioneering exercise to determine a preferred option for a new entrance.  Working with project partners, SYSTRA, we prepared a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) that will be used to apply for the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF).  The brief for the scheme included the following requirements and outputs:

  • A new high-profile pedestrian access
  • A modern public transport facility
  • Enhanced visibility and pedestrian connectivity to the Interchange Station
  • A new station façade and a variety of retail units to enhance the customer experience
  • Creation of a gateway to the city from the station

Services provided

  • The Land & Consents Strategy is a detailed review of the land and consents processes required for the successful delivery of the scheme. The document builds on work undertaken during the pre-feasibility stage and in preparing a TCF Strategic Assessment in defining a preferred option for the scheme.
  • We produced an initial high-level retail strategy and provided property advice.
  • Formal advice in accordance with the RICS Valuation – Global Standards Incorporating IVSC International Valuation Standards.


  • Working to challenging timescales dictated by the TCF process
  • Multiple ownership interests

Key accomplishments

  • Preparing detailed consenting strategy outlining a coherent process and timeline for delivering the scheme
  • Initial advice on retail opportunities
  • SLC, SYSTRA and Fereday Pollard, with support and guidance from Costain, developed a ‘preferred option’ which met the aforementioned requirements

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