Rutland Mills

Key details

An artist’s impression of the renovated Rutland Mills.

The former derelict Rutland Mills next to The Hepworth Wakefield are being regenerated into Tileyard North: a creative industries destination on Wakefield’s Waterfront. This will be done in two phases.

City & Provincial Properties is redeveloping these Grade II listed mill buildings into what will form a 135,000 sq. ft hub, the UK’s largest creative community outside of London.

Plans

  • transforming the Grade II listed derelict former mills into Tileyard North, a 135,000 square feet creative industries hub by 2024
  • repurpose abandoned mill buildings into more commercial office space by 2024
  • bring more leisure opportunities to the area with on-site restaurants by 2024
  • a new boutique hotel by 2024

Benefits

  • more space for Wakefield’s cultural and creative industries
  • more space for new events to attract visitors to the city
  • creation of new employment opportunities in the city
  • improving Wakefield’s reputation as a cultural hub
  • more hotel and office space in the city centre

Progress

City centre regeneration news update leaflet

  • 2018 - the scheme receives planning permission
  • 2020 - construction begins
  • 2023 - first phase of Tileyard North opens. Four former mill buildings converted into creative and events spaces. There is also a new courtyard featuring a restaurant and bar

For more information, see our April 2023 News update.

Funding

The first phase of Tileyard North was part-funded by the Business Rates Pool and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s (WYCA) Local Growth Fund as part of the Wakefield South East Gateway project. The second phase of Tileyard North is one of two projects being supported by the Levelling Up Fund.

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