Wakefield Civic Quarter

Key details

An artist’s impression of townhouses and a small garden with a cenotaph

Rushbond PLC is developing Wakefield's Civic Quarter into new housing and improved public spaces. This will create a new distinctive area within the city centre.


  • to convert and renovate the Old Crown Court
    • this will provide a community space for workshops and performances, as well as a cafĂ©/restaurant
  • to transform the former Wood Street Police Station buildings into apartments
  • to build townhouses on the sites of Rishworth Street car park and Gills Yard car park
    • this will deliver 63 new homes by 2024/25
  • to convert Wood House, a historic building on Wood Street, into a single 4-story property


  • high-quality new homes in the heart of Wakefield
  • more city centre footfall and spending in local shops and restaurants

Progress - 2023

City centre regeneration news update leaflet
  • planning permission granted to convert the historic buildings into apartments and create new homes
  • groundworks are due to begin shortly
    • this will be the first step towards a new community in the heart of Wakefield

For more information, see our April 2023 News update.

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