Public Exhibition - Regeneration Plans for City’s Civic Quarter

​Date: 20/01/2015

An exhibition showcasing ideas for how the City's civic quarter could be regenerated is being unveiled by the Council.

Wakefield's Civic Quarter sits in the core of the historic city centre and contains the Victorian Town Hall and County Hall, The Old Crown Court, the elegant Georgian Bond Terrace and the Edwardian former police station.

The focus of the proposed re-development is the area bordered by Wood Street, Bond Terrace, Rishworth Street and Northgate. The proposals will re-invigorate the historic buildings and enhance the existing pedestrian environment.

The proposals aim to preserve the architectural and historical character of the Civic Quarter area, through careful restoration and conversion, whilst also encouraging new developments, to bring employment opportunities to the district and boost the local economy.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills said: "The plans to regenerate Wakefield's Civic Quarter will encourage further economic growth in the district.

The proposals will ensure that several key civic buildings are sensitively converted, building on the regeneration of Wakefield as a whole."

A staffed public exhibition will be held from 9am to 4pm on January 30 – 31st in Wakefield One. It will include pictures of the Civic Quarter.

For those who cannot attend the exhibition, the exhibition will remain in Wakefield One until Friday 13th Feb and details are available on the Council's website. Comments can be submitted by email to; until 27 February 2015.

The Council is continuing to consult with property owners where acquisition of buildings is required, and with all stakeholders throughout the process of developing the plan.