Rishworth Street car park to be demolished on Sunday 20 August

25/07/2017, PR8616

Wakefield Council has confirmed that Rishworth Street car park will be demolished on Sunday 20 August.

Rishworth Street car park

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 Civic Quarter.

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

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 Street.
For more information about these car parks, and the other long-stay car parks across the city centre, visit

The works are being funded by a £1.1m grant from the Leeds City Region.