A safe and popular neighbourhood filled with life, day and night.

Delivered by
English Cities Fund
Location
Wakefield
Use
Civic & Community / Education / Homes / Mixed Use / Office / Public Space / Retail

A popular mixed-use neighbourhood

Alongside our partners, we’ve transformed a formerly derelict strip of land with railway sidings into a popular mixed-use neighbourhood next to Wakefield train station, with community facilities, homes, shops and restaurants.

Award-winning workspace

Collaboration has been a main feature of this place, with many different parties working together to help this cathedral city achieve its potential. The multi-award-winning Wakefield One helped Wakefield Council streamline their estate from 36 buildings to 12, saving money and allowing them to work more efficiently, as well as creating a community focus with a museum, café, library and One Stop Shop.

In numbers

£million

Value

New homes

Years in duration

Industry awards

Awards

Year
Award

2010

Merchant Gate - ECF - Regional Developer of the Year

Premier Guarantee

2013

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate - Best Development Outside London

OAS Awards

2013

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate - Commercial Category

RICS Awards

2010

Merchant Gate - Large Development of the Year

Premier Guarantee

2014

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate - Sustainable Design

RIBA Regional Awards

2014

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate

RIBA Yorkshire Awards

2012

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate - Best Commercial Development

West Yorkshire LABC Building Excellence Awards

2012

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate - Design Excellence

Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards

Partners

Merchant Gate has been delivered by the English Cities Fund, with our partner Wakefield Council. The English Cities Fund is our long-term, strategic partnership with Homes England and Legal & General.

Our Partners

Location

Merchant Gate, Wakefield

Mulberry Wy
Wakefield
WF1 2QN
GOOGLE MAPS

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Our place partnership with Oldham takes an important first step

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Planning applications submitted for Earlestown’s market-led revival

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Muse trio join BITC place boards

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Collaboration is the key to successful private sector partnerships

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Hucknall, a practical partnership for place, people and growth

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ECF doubles in size to £400m to deliver place changing regeneration

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Muse contributes to Morgan Sindall full-year results

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The Stockport 8 Masterplan conversation continues with social value programme

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Muse becomes a patron of Oldham’s Mahdlo Youth Zone charity

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Affordable Passivhaus community, Greenhaus, nears completion