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

Improving The Environment

Improving The Environment

The site is adjacent to two conservation areas and development involved extensive consultation with English Heritage, Wakefield Civic Trust and CABE.
Enhancing communities

Enhancing communities

The development includes the sympathetic recognition of neighbouring listed buildings.


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