Plans Submitted for Major Community Scheme in Wakefield / February, 2019

DeVeer Estates, the commercial arm of home builder Berkeley DeVeer’s, has submitted plans for a major new District Centre at City Fields, Wakefield, with The Harris Partnership leading the design team.

The 110,000 sq ft City Fields District Centre will occupy a prime site of around seven acres close to Pinderfields Hospital and deliver new retail, leisure, health and community facilities for the residents of the local area and the City as a whole. The District Centre will form a new hub to serve existing and new communities and will be based around a supermarket, family pub, children’s nursery, gym and other neighbourhood retail and leisure uses.

This major mixed use scheme sits at the heart of what will be a new community to the East of Wakefield city centre. When complete, City Fields will provide over 2,500 homes, a new primary school, parkland and other public realm connected via the new Wakefield East Relief Road.

Berkeley DeVeer Managing Director, Dan Newett, said: “We have worked closely with Wakefield Council and the local community to create a scheme that will provide a complete range of facilities for residents of the City Fields area and support this growing community as well as residents who already live in this part of Wakefield. We have already seen significant interest from potential occupiers with a number of units now under offer – showing the confidence that there is in this new area of the city.”

City Fields District Centre forms part of an initial £50m plus pipeline of commercial projects for DeVeer Estates, with two further schemes expected to come forward for planning in Yorkshire during 2019.  A decision on the planning application is anticipated in the spring.