Regeneration in the south of Wakefield moves a step closer
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Wakefield Council continues to transform and improve the city with several major
regeneration projects moving towards completion.
The Council has been
working on a series of projects in the south of the city, which in the long term
will enhance the city’s image, boost the economy and bring new facilities to the
In Kirkgate, the city’s original Victorian railway station has
undergone major restoration, and is being formally re-opened next week. The
construction of the new West Yorkshire Archive building on Kirkgate will hold
the region’s archives is due for completion in Spring 2016, with plans for a new
highway network in kirkgate expected to start shortly afterwards.
Wakefield Waterfront, the Council has completed a programme of selective
demolition at the Rutland’s Mills complex. This work has created essential new
access to the historic mill buildings which will enable the final phase of the
regeneration of the new development site to begin.
development opportunity will be showcased at the prestigious MIPM UK Property
exhibition in London in October – which is a key annual event for developers.
Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills at
Wakefield Council said: “Regeneration continues to be a priority for us as we
drive forward investment in our district.
“As the property market is
starting to improve it is important that the Council is playing a key part in
the city’s regeneration enabling these exciting schemes to move forward,
enhancing the city’s image, creating a boost to the local economy and bringing
new facilities and jobs to the district.
“We want Wakefield to be a
great place for people to live, work and invest in. These plans will continue to
support out long terms goals to make the district a thriving hub of activity for
everyone to enjoy.”