Yorkshire news Inside crumbling Yorkshire court as it faces major overhaul PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The building has been empty and disused for 30 years

Yorkshire news Inside crumbling Yorkshire court as it faces major overhaul PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The building has been empty and disused for 30 years

Yorkshire news  Inside crumbling Yorkshire court as it faces major overhaul PremierLeague-News.Com
20 June 2022 - 13:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A historic court house in West Yorkshire is undergoing a landmark renovation, more than three decades after it closed its doors. The president of Wakefield Civic society said he was excited about the renovation work currently being carried out at the city’s former Crown court - three decades after the building was closed. The 200-year-old building is currently being restored as part of a wider scheme to revive Wakefield’s Civic Quarter. The building, on Wood Street, has been derelict since it closed in 1992 and is due to be reopened after being bought by Wakefield Council. READ MORE: HMRC giving out £500 tax-free summer cash for working parents Leeds-based developers Rushbond plan to turn the building into a multi-use facility which could include performance spaces, a café, a restaurant as well as workshop and activity spaces. Kevin Trickett, President of Wakefield Civic Society, said: “I am really excited about the proposals for the building and the overall plans for the civic quarter. The old court room is going to become a multi-use space (Image: LDRS) “The area has been in the doldrums for a while since so many of the buildings in that area have closed. The new developments should increase footfall in the area and help local businesses.” The court was built in 1810 in the neo-Greek style with and was extended in 1849 and 1850. Mr Trickett, who posted images of the renovation work following a visit to the building, added: “My initial reaction was one of both surprise and dismay. Kevin Trickett, president of Wakefield Civic Society, at Wakefields Old Crown Court (Image: LDRS) “Some great work is now going on restoring the building but it was sad to see the damage that had been done by previous developers.

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. The last time I was in there scaffolding was holding the roof up. It was good to see how the work is progressing. I think the council has to be congratulated and full marks also have to go to Rushbond.” In March last year Wakefield Council’s Cabinet agreed to the regeneration of Wakefield’s historic Civic Quarter into a new neighbourhood, with new homes and new public facilities. Plans involve converting and re-purposing one of the most historic areas of Wakefield city centre as a place where people can live, work and socialise. Over the last eight years, the council has acquired the former police station and the former Crown court buildings, and also demolished both the County Hall annexe and multi-storey car park, to kick-start the regeneration of the area. Rushbond intends to convert landmark buildings alongside new-build homes, as part of a co-ordinated plan to create a vibrant residential community. Plans include transforming the former police station into 33 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with communal gardens. Nine new-build two-storey mews homes are also planned for Gills Yard. READ NEXT: Get breaking news by email by signing up to our newsletters Life in the 'hidden gem' Yorkshire seaside village shedding its bad reputation Gang stuck trackers on takeaway owners' cars so they could ransack their homes Read More Related Articles Wakefield by-election candidates - all 15 names on the ballot paper and what they have to say Read More Related Articles The Bradford community centre which went from mental health help to hot meal service

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