29 April 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Bradford - England

Commercial properties to rent in Bradford.

Home to two UNESCO labels, Bradford is a historic city with a rich cultural heritage. Over the years, it has been home to celebrated writers and artists, and is now listed as an UNESCO City of Film for its contribution to the creative industry.

Bradford came into its own during the industrial revolution thanks to its manufacturing abilities, particularly with the wool and cloth trades. It had great access to soft water, iron ore and coal, which were essential to industry at the time. During the industrial revolution when Bradford was enjoying success, a great many buildings were constructed. Today the city is full of striking Victorian architecture.

Located in West Yorkshire, close to Leeds, Halifax and Huddersfield, Bradford is a well-connected city. It also boasts a direct train service to Manchester, which will take you to the city centre in just over an hour. Leeds Bradford Airport is just half an hour’s drive from the centre, and from here you can take flights to destinations across Europe including major cities in France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Spain, Turkey and more.

You’ll also be on the doorstep of some beautiful countryside in Bradford, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park just 10 miles away and the Peak District National Park within a 20-mile journey.


Property statistics

  • Commercial properties in Bradford: 6,421
  • Total available: 282
  • Largest available unit: 139,825 sq ft
  • Tallest commercial building: 9 floors
  • Most listings available on: Leeds Road (285 buildings)




There are two main train stations in the city: Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square. Both are served by Northern and host services to local towns as well as major cities, including London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and Peterborough. Situated in the centre, they are within easy walking destination of addresses across the city.


As the main bus operator in Bradford, First Bus runs a huge number of services across Bradford and surrounding towns and villages. For example, there are services to Halifax, Keighley, Howarth and Saltaire. Tickets start at just £1.30.

Bradford Interchange

Bradford Interchange is combined with the rail station and offers coaches to destinations across the UK. National Express, Megabus UK and Arriva offer services to Bradford from major UK cities, such as Sheffield, Manchester and London.

Leeds Bradford AirportYou can reach Leeds Bradford Airport within half an hour from the city centre. It has flights to destinations across Europe.


Offices to rent in Bradford

Retail units to rent in Bradford

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  • There are over eight gyms in the area – take a look.
  • Xercise4Less
  • Better Gym
  • JD Gyms
  • There are over 16 banks and building societies in the area
  • There are four Post Offices in Bradford city centre.
  • There are two main shopping centres in Bradford: Kirkgate and The Broadway. Kirkgate has over 50 stores alongside eateries, while The Broadway has over 80 stores and a rich food offering.

Retail properties to let in Bradford. 

Agents operating in the area

  • Eddisons
  • Walker Singleton
  • Andrew Idle Associates
  • Instant Offices
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Dove Haigh Phillips
  • Barker Proudlove

Offices on Realla that offer something a little different

Meet the neighbours

  • Yorkshire Building Society
  • Morrisons
  • Santander
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Gordons LLP
  • Provident Financial


Large offices and co-working spaces in Bradford

Serviced offices to let in Bradford

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Did you know?

  • Outside of London, Bradford has the biggest population growth.
  • Bradford has been named the curry capital for five years in a row in the national competition.
  • Bradford City Park’s water feature contains the highest fountain in any British city. It shoots water 100ft into the air.
  • Salts Mill was once the largest industrial building in the world. Today, it’s home to an art gallery displaying David Hockney’s work, cafes and boutique shops.
  • St George’s Hall is the oldest concert hall still being used today in the UK. It opened in August 1853.
  • Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. Not only has it contributed to film making since cinema first began, it continues to hold film festivals and events throughout the year.


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