Rishworth Street car park to be demolished on Sunday 20 August
Wakefield Council has
confirmed that Rishworth Street car park will be demolished on Sunday 20
The multi-storey car
park in Wakefield city centre was permanently closed on 15 July. It is being
demolished as part of the Council’s redevelopment plans for the city’s historic
Cllr Matthew Morley,
Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: “We have
arranged for the demolition to take place on a Sunday to help minimise the
disruption caused to local businesses and residents.
“A safety cordon will be put in place and unfortunately it will not be possible
for people to watch it on site. We ask people not to approach the cordon as the
car park will not be visible from it. However, we will be filming the demolition
so that people can watch it on the Council’s Facebook page.
“Businesses and residents within the locality are being contacted to discuss
how the demolition will affect them.”
The demolition will be streamed on the Council’s Facebook page and be
available later on the Council’s website.
Rishworth Street will be closed all day. Northgate will also be temporarily
closed but is expected to reopen later the same day. See the Council’s website
for full details of road closures.
Following the demolition, a temporary surface-level car park will be
constructed and will be open in time for the Christmas shopping period.
Additional long-stay car parking is available on Carter Street and Quebec
For more information about these car parks, and the other long-stay car parks
across the city centre, visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/carparks
The works are being funded by a £1.1m grant from the Leeds City Region.