Rishworth Street car park demolished as part of city’s regeneration plans
Rishworth Street car
park was demolished yesterday (Sunday 20 August) as part of the Council’s
redevelopment plans for the city’s historic Civic Quarter.
Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: "Thank you to local businesses and residents for their patience at the weekend, and over the coming weeks as we clear the site and carry out the construction of the temporary surface level car park.
"We apologise for any disruption caused, but the demolition is part of our longer term plans to make the area an attractive prospect to potential developers. Attracting high quality redevelopment in the city centre will bring with it new employment and investment opportunities."
Video footage of the demolition is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/fHOk4GUPNyI
Once the site is cleared, a temporary surface-level car park will be constructed and 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 www.wakefield.gov.uk/carparks
The works are being funded by a £1.1m grant from the Leeds City Region.