Plans lodged for micropub, gallery and offices

18 July 2019

Plans lodged for micropub, gallery and offices

Plans have been lodged to build a new micropub, gallery and office on a site in Wakefield city centre.

Mason Clark Associates, on behalf of Hinko Construction, has submitted plans to Wakefield Council for the redevelopment of a site on Park Street in the Kirkgate area of the city, close to the railway station.

The site is currently occupied by a garage, built in the 1970s, and is said to be in poor condition. Planning permission is sought to demolish this building to make way for the new development.

The new three-storey building would comprise two ground floor units, with one earmarked for use as a micropub and the other as a gallery or shop. Office space would be provided up the two upper floors.

Parking would be provided to the rear of the property for the offices, with of our spaces in front for the retail units.

A statement submitted with the plans said the proposed development would enable the applicant to relocate its business operations as well as "providing additional retail space to create further business and job opportunities for the city of Wakefield".

The existing buildings and adjoining land are owned by the council. The applicant intends to acquire the site subject to securing planning permission.