Published: 22nd Jan 2020

Work is expected to start this month on the restoration project of Rutland Mills at Wakefield Waterfront.  Phase one of the restoration, which is expected to take three years, will see the restoration of five mill buildings. One of the restored buildings will have a diverse food market, other buildings will include space for creative industries, an educational establishment, commercial offices, music studios and a boutique hotel. The project has received £2.89m from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership. Cllr Denise Jeffery, leader of Wakefield Council, said: ‘Signing this contract means the world to this district. It’s going to be a real game-changer. ‘We’ve waited a long time for this, we talked about it a number of years ago and I was involved in it through the regeneration project. ‘It’s absolutely wonderful and it will put Wakefield on the map. ‘It will bring jobs, it will bring investment and more … (To read the full article, subscribe below)