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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. Rushbond held a public consultation about its plans during July and August 2021, and the feedback received was reflected in its planning application, which was submitted in October 2021. There have been some updates to the plans since this submission, and you can find out more about these in the Proposals section and FAQs. Updated plans were submitted in October 2022. 

You can view the separate submissions at:

The Court House on Wood Street

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, Gills Place and Gills Yard.

The Coroners Court on Northgate – to known as Egremont House


Public consultation

22nd July to 12th August 2021

Analysing feedback

July 2021 to August 2021

Planning applications submitted

October 2021

Updated Gills Place plans submitted

October 2022