Gillespies has developed a masterplan for Wakefield District Council which units out proposals to regenerate Knottingley City Centre and Hill High, in assist of a Levelling Up Funding utility.
The masterplan proposes three core interventions:
- Reconfiguration and refurbishment of the Hill High buying space, to supply top quality retail websites and a thriving, welcoming city centre for folks to reside, work, and go to. It will embody a brand new pedestrianised space alongside the size of the Excessive Road, new timber and seating, and vehicles relocated to a brand new rear automotive park. These adjustments will create an inviting ‘people-friendly’ public realm with spill-out areas for folks to dwell and socialise.
- Creating a brand new leisure hub. Session recognized this as a precedence for native folks. The Knottingley Lively and Recreation Zone will present play, sports activities and health alternatives for a variety of customers and age teams. Indoor and outside services will complement the prevailing Kellingley Social Membership and sports activities pitches to create a neighborhood hub that brings folks collectively and promotes well being and wellbeing.
- Step-free hyperlinks between key places, with a segregated cycle route framed by tree boulevards and inexperienced infrastructure to attach the railway station to the city centre, the proposed recreation hub, the River Aire hall and the broader residential communities. This lively journey hall will encourage protected sustainable journey to take pleasure in Knottingley’s retail and leisure actions.
Whereas the £19m bid to the Levelling Up Fund Spherical 2 wasn’t profitable, we’re persevering with to work with the council to seek out different funding alternatives to ship the undertaking.