Civic Quarter

The Civic Quarter sits in the core of the historic city centre and contains several notable listed Victorian civic buildings, an elegant terrace of Georgian buildings and a stone fronted Edwardian public building.

The Council’s Master Plan aims to regenerate the area with appropriate uses whilst preserving the architectural and historical character of the area.

Over the last few years the area has started to undergo a transformation. Progress to date has seen the regeneration of Wakefield College and the City Museum Site, the County Hall annexe has 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.

The next phase of regeneration involves the Council acquiring key West Yorkshire Police properties on Bond Terrace and Wood Street Police Station, to enable the development to progress.

Other buildings identified in the regeneration plans to be adapted and redeveloped over the next five years include Rishworth Street multi-storey car park, Old Crown Court, Old City Museum and the West Yorkshire Archives buildings.

To view the Master Plan for the Civic Quarter please click here