Wakefield Rutland Mills regeneration plan approved

Aaron Morby 3 months ago
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Plans have been approved to redevelop a complex of derelict grade-II listed Victorian mill buildings on the River Calder in Wakefield into a new arts centre.

The plans drawn up by architect Hawkins/Brown will see nine 19th century buildings turned into a mixed-use creative quarter for  music, film, TV, design and new media.

Developer City & Provincial Properties in partnership with Wakefield Council aim to create a ‘northern extension’ of their media type hub – Tileyard Studio in central London.

The £80m redevelopment plan includes construction of new external stairs and lift cores, repairs and alterations to a damaged chimney to create new sculptural steel lattice replicating its former size.

A total of 32,000 sq ft of space will be created in new buildings built in brick alongside the mill buildings with structural engineering provided by Structural & Civil and M&E design by Hulley and Kirkwood.

The waterfront site, located opposite the Hepworth Gallery, is within the south of the city

Work is set be completed in phases from 2019 to 2022.

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