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Architect sought for Wakefield crown court restoration

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Wakefield City Council is on the lookout for an architect to restore its Grade II* listed former crown court

Constructed in 1806, the iconic Neo-Greek style sandstone building has been disused since 1994 when proceedings relocated to courts in nearby Leeds and Bradford.

Designed by Charles Watson, the iconic court house was previously used as a location for ITV’s Emmerdale soap opera.

The local authority purchased the prominent building on Wood Street in the city’s civic quarter after its deteriorating condition saw it placed on the English Heritage ‘at risk’ register.

A future use for the building has yet to be decided and the winner of the £100,000 to £520,000 contract will be expected to complete a feasibility study exploring potential options.

Previous new uses proposed for the structure have included a bar, cafe and restaurant.

The deadline for requests to participate is 12noon on 3 August.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Carol Barker
NPS North East
The Council of the City of Wakefield
Town Hall, Wood Street

Tel: +44 1924295805
Email: carol.barker@nps.co.uk
Fax: +44 1924295801




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