Chain Street was 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 were refurbished. Funding for the new Chain Street units was 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 feature private, in-curtilage parking and secure amenity space, creating 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 was prepared by landscape architects re-form.