Wood Street Police Station in Wakefield is set to be bought up by the local council as part of a major regeneration project.
Big plans for the city’s Civic Quarter will see key buildings in the area acquired by the authority. They include West Yorkshire Police properties on Bond Terrace and Wood Street Police Station.
Coun Peter Box, leader of Wakefield Council, said: “Wakefield’s Civic Quarter is an important gateway to the city centre and its regeneration will help restore and transform civic buildings, encourage the creation of high-quality new development and bring employment opportunities to the area.
“By acquiring these key buildings we are moving forward with these plans to restore this important and historic part of the city.”
The project has already seen improvements around the war memorial and County Hall
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson added: “These are exciting times for the regeneration of Wakefield that include plans for Wood Street Police Station. The police will be working out of new premises in Wakefield city centre going forward and will have a continued significant presence in Wakefield but the divisional headquarters will be based in premises more fit for purpose in Havertop Lane in Normanton.”
The Civic Quarter includes a number of listed Victorian civic buildings, Georgian buildings and a stone-fronted Edwardian public building.
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 Museum and the West Yorkshire Archives buildings.
For more information, visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/CivicQuarter