Farrells has been appointed to carry out Wakefield’s ambitious city centre masterplan. Following successful town centre masterplans for Sutton and Bolton, Farrells will be responsible for producing a Vison and Masterplan for the City Centre, together with Urban Design and Placemaking Guidance, a Public Open Space Strategy and leading a bespoke team of supporting specialist consultants.
Associate, Katerina Karaga comments: “The Wakefield City Centre Masterplan is an excellent opportunity to revitalise the heart of Wakefield and the retail core of the city. Essential to this is creating a dynamic and flexible masterplan able to stand the test of time and adapt to market needs. Our experience in town centre regeneration and understanding of cultural heritage allows us to embrace this challenge – we look forward to working closely with Wakefield Council and the wider project team”.
A key aspect of the new masterplan is to address issues of decline in the retail and business sectors within the city centre, and is in addition an opportunity to create a vibrant city centre, both fit for purpose and a hub for the creative and cultural industries. Set to complement and strengthen links with the retail core and historic heart of the city and contribute to the city’s wider regeneration ambitions, the new masterplan will promote the city as a key destination to invest, create, live, work and experience.
In developing the Wakefield City Centre Masterplan, Farrells will be supported by a team of consultants – Aspinall Verdi, FutureCity, PJA and UK Networks.