Hawkins\Brown has won detailed planning and listed building consent for its 130,000 sq ft masterplan to regenerate a complex of grade II listed Victorian Mill Buildings on the River Calder in Wakefield.
Rutland Mills will form a critical new phase in the Wakefield Waterfront masterplan, bringing new coherence to the area and contributing to and expanding on the creative, art and cultural programme currently led by the Hepworth.
Katie Tonkinson, Director of Hawkins\Brown’s Manchester Studio, said: “Our vision for Rutland Mills is for a rich mixed-use, inclusive, creative and cultural cluster. The rich and diverse offering at Rutland Mills will entice visitors already following the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle to prolong their stay in Wakefield, while providing a new and exciting destination for the local community. Rutland Mills will form a critical next phase in the Wakefield Waterfront masterplan, contributing to and expanding on the creative, arts and culture programme currently generated by The Hepworth Wakefield.”
Hawkins\Brown was appointed in December 2015 to develop designs that aim to regenerate the historic Rutland Mills complex into an arts-led mixed-use development that will build-upon the Wakefield’s emerging international reputation as a centre for culture and creativity.