Wakefield city

Our city centre, the beating heart of the district, is undergoing an exciting transformation to meet changing consumer demands and business trends.

It will bring new growth in residential, retail, culture, and entertainment services to stimulate the local economy and make the city a more vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Learn more about current and upcoming projects.

Aerial view of Wakefield city, featuring Wakefield Cathedral
  • Bread Street / Cathedral Square

    Find out about plans to transform Cathedral Square into a new hub for events, performances and arts and culture opportunities.
  • Old Westgate Station

    Find out about the Council’s efforts to regenerate Westgate, a key entrance to the city, through the Merchant Gate masterplan.
  • Kirkgate

    Find out more about two projects for Kirkgate - one of the key entrances to the city that will become home to a quality edge-of-city-centre neighbourhood.
  • Rutland Mills

    Wakefield’s Waterfront Regeneration Scheme aims to create a heritage-rich, urban destination with dedicated space for creative industries, leisure, housing and tourism.
  • Wakefield Civic Quarter

    The Civic Quarter has been earmarked for the creation of new homes, including the sympathetic conversion of historic buildings into apartments.
  • Wakefield exchange

    Meet Wakefield Exchange, which will transform the former Market Hall in the heart of the city centre into a new creative hub.
  • Westgate Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)

    Find out about how we’re reviving Westgate’s heritage through a partnership between Historic England and the Council.
  • New library and museum

    Learn about how Wakefield Council is creating an exciting and innovative new library and museum in the heart of Wakefield city centre.
  • Wakefield city centre transport improvements

    Learn more about plans to make Wakefield city centre better for walking, cycling and public transport in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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