Regeneration through Heritage and Culture in Wakefield

April 29, 2024

Along with a fantastic line of speakers Rushbond enjoyed taking part in Civic Voice Spring Convention Day this year hosted at CAPA College in Wakefield. Themed Regeneration through Heritage and Culture is very much aligned to the heart of what we do and have been doing for almost 40 years in Yorkshire.

We had the opportunity to speak about how our approach to developing places which stand the test of time for communities to enjoy. Our understanding of the history of a place is crucial to creating progressive meaningful environments, civic societies have been longstanding trusted partners of ours in this context.

A few projects discussed included; First White Cloth Hall, Stonebridge Mills, York Road Library and Leeds Corn Exchange in Leeds, St Leonards Place and St Johns Chapel in York, the original Dewhurst’s Cotton Mill in Skipton and more.

With work commencing in the heart of Wakefield at Wood Street where several sensitively designed new homes and apartments will be introduced to the cultural civic quarter, as well Bretton Hall being redeveloped for The Groucho Club at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, this was a thrilling informative day for us to appreciate the role heritage, art and culture have in creating wonderful life enhancing places.

Photography by KRA:FT Media Services and used with permission of Wakefield Civic Society.