Plans for redevelopment of Rutland Mills are on display
Plans for the redevelopment of Rutland Mills on Wakefield's historic waterfront are on display this week (9 – 13 October) in Wakefield One.
The property developers, City & Provincial Properties Investments Ltd, are in the process of preparing a planning application and are keen to get people's views on the proposals.
The exhibition will be on display in the Atrium at Wakefield One, Burton Street Wakefield WF1 2HQ until 13 October.
Rutland Mills is adjacent to the site of The Hepworth Wakefield, the City's internationally acclaimed art gallery. The planned redevelopment is the final stage of a regeneration masterplan that will give 10 acres of Wakefield's historic riverside a new lease of life and see it become a significant cultural destination in the North of England.
In a landmark deal Wakefield Council agreed the sale of the Rutland Mills site to City & Provincial Properties, who are responsible for Tileyard Studios, a creative media hub based in central London. The developer now plans to create a 'northern extension' of this significant cultural brand.
The Leader of Wakefield Council, Cllr Peter Box CBE, said: "This is an exciting opportunity to build on the international cultural reputation of The Hepworth and I am very pleased that City & Provincial are bringing their vision, experience and creative brand to Wakefield.
"We hope these proposals will help achieve the ambition to transform this historic area into a vibrant, culturally rich environment."
The overall vision of City & Provincial Properties is to repurpose Rutland Mills to create a rich, vibrant, mixed-use sustainable creative quarter, 'Tileyard', at the heart of Wakefield Waterfront.
Paul Kempe, Director, City & Provincial Properties, said "Tileyard has become one of the biggest creative hubs in Europe and we are excited that Wakefield will be our Tileyard flagship for the North.
"We look forward to transforming Rutland Mills into a vibrant destination for creative and collaborative partnerships in music, film, TV, design, new media and indeed all facets of the commercial creative sectors."