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Transforming Wakefield's Civic Quarter

Over centuries, Wakefield’s unique skyline has inspired artists from JMW Turner to the Cribs. Its Civic Quarter is testament to this cultural and architectural heritage, as home to many of the city’s most important historic buildings.
Yorkshire-based developer Rushbond has now submitted proposals to create new homes and community spaces in Wakefield's Civic Quarter. Their aim is for the Civic Quarter to be a neighbourhood that makes a difference: bringing landmark heritage buildings back into use, creating high quality, sustainable spaces for people to live, work and meet, and adding vibrancy to an important part of Wakefield city centre.

Working closely with the local community to honour the heritage of the Civic Quarter and help shape its future is fundamental to this aim. Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback on the proposals which have shaped the submissions that have been made.

You can view the separate submissions at:

The Court House on Wood Street

https://planning.wakefield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=R0VDVHQQLH400&activeTab=summary

The Former Police Station and Car Parks

The Police Station is to be known as Wood House with the new-build homes to be known as Gills Mews and Gills Yard (town houses) and Gills Place (apartments)

https://planning.wakefield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=R0VDYGQQLH800&activeTab=summary

The Coroners Court on Northgate – to known as Egremont House

https://planning.wakefield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=R0VE03QQLHA00&activeTab=summary

Timeline

Public consultation

22nd July to 12th August 2021

Analysing feedback

July 2021 to August 2021

Planning applications submitted

October 2021