Wakefield South East Gateway- Rutland Mills

Development of the Wakefield City Centre South East Gateway is a key priority for Wakefield Council, to raise the national profile of Wakefield within the Cultural and Creative sector and to transform the city’s image by redeveloping Kirkgate as a distinct part of the city centre, which links Wakefield’s retail core with the Waterfront and the new Tileyard Studios development at Rutland Mills.

Development of the Wakefield City Centre South East Gateway is a key priority for Wakefield Council, to raise the national profile of Wakefield within the Cultural and Creative sector and to transform the city’s image by redeveloping Kirkgate as a distinct part of the city centre, which links Wakefield’s retail core with the Waterfront and the new Tileyard Studios development at Rutland Mills. 

 

This scheme will assist the next phase of regeneration of the South East Gateway and aims to restore historic buildings and create high quality public realm at the Waterfront creating a creative industries jobs hub.  The development will complement and take advantage of the significant footfall attracted to the Hepworth Wakefield gallery to create jobs and new businesses thereby increase visitor numbers and increase dwell time for existing visitors to the Hepworth.  A total of 7000m2 of floorspace will be created that will accommodate 219 jobs and the construction activity will generate 15 FTE construction jobs. The proposals will create these new job opportunities, increase training opportunities available in the creative sector and bring more visitors into the city providing an estimated £1.5 million extra into the local economy each year.  

 

 

Project Lead

Wakefield Council

District/ area

Wakefield

Business case summary

Link here

Funding

Total scheme cost- £20.574 million

 

Local Growth Fund- £2.89 million

Project Status

Activity 5: Full Business Case with Finalised Costs

Start and end dates

June 2020- September 2022

Delivery partners

City & Provincial Properties

Other funders

Wakefield Council

Private Sector match funding

Get in touch (contact information)

Jane Brown jabrown@wakefield.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Q4 2019/2020