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

Delivered by
ECF
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

2014

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate - Sustainable Design

RIBA Regional Awards

2014

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate

RIBA Yorkshire Awards

2013

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate - Best Development Outside London

OAS Awards

2013

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate - Commercial Category

RICS Awards

2012

Wakefield One, Merchant Gate - Best Commercial Development

West Yorkshire LABC Building Excellence Awards

Partners

Merchant Gate has been delivered by ECF, with our partner Wakefield Council. ECF 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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