Chain Street is the first new build site to be developed as part of an overall regeneration strategy and the result of an Options Appraisal, previously commissioned by Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Incommunities. Kick-starting this area-wide renewal process, adjacent sites within the Goitside Conservation area have been refurbished. Funding for the new Chain Street units has been secured from the Homes and Communities Agency.
The site has a single point of vehicular and pedestrian access which contributes to privacy and natural surveillance.
The scheme consists of 32 new build, two, three and four-bedroom family houses. The tenure is a mix of affordable rent, market rent and private units for sale. Each of the 2 and 3-storey homes will feature private, in-curtilage parking and secure amenity space, to create a sense of ownership. In layout terms, the properties are arranged around a new, adopted mews court with the perimeter block fronting onto the public realm.
Satisfying Secured by Design requirements, the site has a single point of vehicular and pedestrian access which contributes to privacy and natural surveillance. External design features include regular-coursed natural stone on the ground-floor facades and render on the upper floor facades, with artificial slates to the asymmetrical roof planes. The scheme for the Linear Park has been prepared by landscape architects re-form.