Terraced High Street in Bradford
A row of Victorian commercial buildings to be demolished for a retail park:
This Victorian Terrace has lost much of its character thanks to the relaxed approach to signage and box dormers in Bradford, but a keen eye can still see the original detailing of the frontage and rhythm of the building line.
However, what is lamentable here is the proposed replacement – the curiously named ‘Jinnah Park’:
Quite an intensification of land, and a significant departure in character. Still, I’m sure Jinnah Park will be a commercial success, and if it makes one of Bradford’s newest communities feel they have made a their mark on the city, then maybe its the right move.