English Cities Fund (ECf) and Muse are working with Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and Network Rail to regenerate a significant city centre site comprising 17 acres of largely derelict land and railway sidings immediately adjacent to Westgate Station and the Civic Quarter.
The first phase created a new commercial quarter in Wakefield’s city centre, with 90,000 sq ft of offices, retail and leisure space, 66 apartments and a £9 million investment in infrastructure and public realm. A new 1,451 space multi storey car park has also been provided immediately adjacent to the railway station.
The second phase – ‘Wakefield One’, a five-storey office building for the Council adjacent to the Grade 1 listed County Hall – was completed in 2011.
PlanetThe site is adjacent to two conservation areas and development involved extensive consultation with English Heritage, Wakefield Civic Trust and CABE. The development includes the sympathetic recognition of neighbouring listed buildings.
PeopleWith innovative environmental technologies, Wakefield One has been designed to provide Council staff with a flexible space that allows for evolution over time.
ProfitWakefield One features an exposed in-situ concrete frame with mixed mode chilled beams and natural ventilation to provide a sustainable heating, venting and cooling system.
RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2014
'Best Commercial Development', West Yorkshire LABC Building Excellence Awards 2012 'Design Excellence' award, Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2012
‘Best Corporate Workplace’, BCO Northern chapter 2010 ‘Best Development Outside London’, OAS Development Awards