In Focus - Bradford

September 2017


Steeped in glorious industrial heritage as the former wool production capital of the world, Bradford has plenty of historical charm and character that is clear to see when you first visit the West Yorkshire city. In recent years this industrial heritage has been fused with dynamic culture and millions of pounds worth of investment into the area to transform the city centre and make Bradford an appealing proposition for a variety of people to relocate to.


Bradford has recently been named one of the most affordable places to live in the UK with a 4:4 price to earnings ratio. With the average ratio of house prices to earnings reaching 7:1 across the UK, the highest level since the 2008 credit crisis, buyers can certainly get more for their money when purchasing a home close to Bradford, which is ideal for any aspiring first time buyers or second time buyers looking for an affordable, luxury home.

Bradford is in close proximity to Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield and there are great transport links and road networks to visit all of the above if needs be.

Located at the foothills of the Pennines, Bradford is much more than an industrial city with attractions such as the National Science and Media Museum, the Broadway shopping and leisure complex, the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford City Park and Cartwright Hall. Bradford is also widely considered the ‘curry capital of Europe and will provide a number of excellent eateries for those who enjoy their Indian cuisine.

With the urban regeneration projects and diverse cultural aspects of the city, it is no surprise that the area is becoming increasingly popular amongst first and second time buyers, particularly on the Help to Buy scheme.

The Help to Buy scheme offers buyers a 5 year interest free 20% equity loan on the value of a property and with only a 5% deposit, there's no better time to make the move.

We've listed some of the developments available this month on the Help to Buy scheme:

The Lancaster, Allerton Place


Allerton Place offers something for every family size and budget and with a range of 3, 4 & 5 bedroom family homes and 2 bedroom apartments available, the development is sure to become very popular with local residents.

The Lancaster is a 3 storey home featuring an open plan kitchen/breakfast room, a separate lounge, a utility and cloakroom on the first two floors, whilst on the top floor are 3 bedrooms with an en-suite to the master bedroom.

The price of the three-bedroom, three storey home is £169,995. More information can be found here.

The Arundel, Mayfield Gardens


The Arundel provides spacious living over three storeys comprising a substantial open-plan dining kitchen, utility, cloakroom, first floor lounge alongside family bathroom and an en-suite to each of the two bedrooms on the top floor. 

Mayfield Gardens is ideally located a short drive from the centres of Bradford, Halifax and Leeds whilst the nearby M62 provides fast connections to other towns and cities further afield.

The four-bedroom Arundel will cost £224,995. More information can be found here.

The Kenilworth, The Green

With stunning exteriors that hark back to the bygone age of the Arts and Crafts movement, The Kenilworth has a grand, commanding presence from the outside. Yet once inside, modernity is at the heart of the property. The most chic décor and contemporary appliances combine to make a home that is perfect for 21st century family life.

The Kenilworth is a stunning four-bedroom home and is available on the Help to Buy scheme for £321,995. More information can be found here.