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WAKEFIELD WATERFRONT

NEWS

This edge of city site is dramatically located within a sweep of the navigable River Calder and contains a number of fine and significant historic structures. However, as is typical of major regeneration projects, the site also poses considerable challenges – flood risk, highways constraints, site assembly, the sensitivity of the context and a complex public sector funding support requirement.

The innovative master plan which evolved proposed a new vibrant urban quarter for Wakefield city, accommodating apartments, offices, cafes and leisure uses, and the Barbara Hepworth Gallery. The first cluster of redeveloped buildings included the refurbishment of the Calder and Hebbel Navigation Warehouse which was combined with two new contemporary office buildings to define a new public square which looks out over the river context.