TOTAL VALUE
£130M
TARGET END DATE
2017
DURATION
12Y

Project Description

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. 


 

Responsible business

Planet

Planet

The 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.
People

People

With innovative environmental technologies, Wakefield One has been designed to provide Council staff with a flexible space that allows for evolution over time.
Profit

Profit

Wakefield 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.

Awards

Sustainable Design - Wakefield One

RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2014

Wakefield One

'Best Commercial Development', West Yorkshire LABC Building Excellence Awards 2012 'Design Excellence' award, Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2012

Merchant Gate

‘Best Corporate Workplace’, BCO Northern chapter 2010 ‘Best Development Outside London’, OAS Development Awards