About UK Property
Bradford is one of England’s largest cities , situated in the centre of northern England and the county of West Yorkshire. Built upon the demand for textile industries in the 1800's, Bradford exploded into wealth and industry during the Industrial Revolution.
Today Bradford enjoys a great tourism trade and benefits from its proximity to Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. The city is also home to the Bradford University, which is attended by over 15,000 full time students and which is currently one of the UK's fastest growing universities.
The University is a well-regarded higher education institution that dates back to the 1800's and attracts a large number of students coming from the local area. But with this new investment it is sure to grow further in stature and appeal.
Home to approximately half a million people, the city of Bradford is second only to London in being both the youngest and fastest growing population in the country. Religious and Racial diversity is high in Bradford, with almost half of all Asians in Yorkshire living in Bradford. A White majority of 69.3% is one of the lowest in the country, with an Asian minority of 26.1% one of the highest. With a large student population of over 10,000, capital investors are attracted to student property investment in this city for the great returns they deliver, as well as the constant supply of student tenants.
Internationally, Bradford has most acclaim for being the very first UNESCO City of Film. A strong and historic connection to the arts has led to recognition of the city as a legendary producer and distributer of film. The Bradford International Film Festival and the National Media Museum both draw from this prestige and generate tourist numbers in the thousands. Bradford is also home to the head quarters of some of the largest British companies, from Yorkshire Building Society and Hallmark Cards to Morrison’s Supermarket.