Wakefield Civic Quarter


Leeds City Region Growth Deal investment part-funded the demolition of the old Rishworth Street multi-story car park in Wakefield’s Civic Quarter as part of a major regeneration project for the area.

The car park, which you can watch being demolished in a controlled explosion, was built in 1971 and has now been replaced by a temporary car park.

The works are supporting the council’s Master Plan that aims to regenerate the area while maintaining its architectural and historical character.

Other work undertaken as part of this plan includes the regeneration of Wakefield College. In addition, the County Hall annexe has also been demolished leading the way for Jubilee Gardens to be created and the Castrop-Rauxel Square has been redesigned and pedestrianised. Coronation Gardens and the War Memorial have also been regenerated.

Read more about the regeneration of Wakefield Civic Quarter.

Project Lead


Wakefield Council

Business case summary




£1.1 million Leeds City Region Growth Deal


Start and end dates

August 2017 to April 2018


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