Introduction to Wakefield

Wakefield district is located in the heart of the UK only 16 km from Leeds and 67 km from Manchester. The district’s central city is Wakefield with a population of around 325,000 people, and over 1.37 million people within 30 minutes’ travel. Having previously been built around coal fields the economy has significantly changed in recent years. We have completed a wide range of high quality regeneration based on our vision to create a unique and successful place to live and work.

Wakefield district is one of the most accessible places in the UK. Three of the country’s main road networks meet just outside the city, as well as a main trainline to London. We link East to West and North to South, as well as being on the West-European Economic Corridor linking us directly to the continent by air and sea. In fact our region is so well connected the Chinese Olympic team used Wakefield as its base for the London 2012 games.

The region has a rich history, much of which can be discovered at Wakefield museum or by touring the medieval city streets where stunning examples of old English architecture can be found. Furthermore the region has managed to complement this history with a fantastic blend of new modern builds. Millions of pounds have been spent on regeneration projects to date and further improvements are being made to what is already one of the most exciting places in the UK to live and work.

As a business location Wakefield has a flexible workforce, extensive land and property options with good choices in education, training and housing. Excellent healthcare facilities and some of the UK’s most unique and popular cultural attractions all help to make the Wakefield district an opportunity not to be missed.