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Our vision for Civic Quarter

A total of 98 new contemporary homes, including a mix of one, two, and three bedroom converted apartments, alongside mews and town houses.

New multi-use space where members of the community can meet, eat, and work together.

Regenerating and bringing back into use historic buildings, in keeping with local culture and heritage.

Extensive landscaping and improvements to the public realm, creating new green spaces for public and private use.

Our aim is for the Civic Quarter development to be locally distinctive, reflecting Wakefield’s heritage and distinctive architecture, bringing heritage buildings back to life. We want it to be people-first, focusing on creating a great quality of life for those who live, work and spend time there.

It will support healthy living through a true ’15-minute neighbourhood’, with new streets enabling people to access shops, services and the station easily on foot and by bike.

It will also respond to the climate emergency through sustainable, carbon-limiting design and green spaces. Finally, we want it to harness Wakefield’s creativity, involving local creative talent in the development of the scheme, particularly through the proposed community space at the former Crown Court building.

Key developments at a glance

The Court House

This landmark building will be renovated into a multi-use community space. Designed flexibly, options for this space include performance spaces, a café/restaurant as well as workshop and activity spaces. This development is designed to be a creative space for a diverse community to shape and enjoy.

Old Police Station

This heritage building will be transformed into 33 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with communal gardens.

Wood House

The existing building will be renovated into a single 4-storey property.

Gills Yard

9 new-build two-storey mews homes are planned along this historic street.

Egremont House

The former registry office building is planned to be converted into apartments, potentially available on a serviced basis.

Gills Place

A new-build modern apartment block offering 28 one-bedroom apartments and 15 two-bedroom.

Gills Mews

A new-build arrangement of 12 three storey townhouses, along Rishworth Street.

An artistic impression of the proposed development in the Civic Quarter looking from the north west

An artistic impression of the proposed development in the Civic Quarter looking from the south east