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Discover  Wakefield

Wakefield is a charming historic market town, with close connections to other West Yorkshire towns like Pontefract and Castleford. With a strong heritage of art and culture, it’s no wonder you’ll find plenty of new build homes in Wakefield and the surrounding areas. 

Wakefield was one of the country’s largest mining communities, and its heritage is still celebrated within the local towns. However, its hard-working past has paved the way for the future.



Over recent years, the city has become a budding centre for enterprise, with 8,895 active businesses now trading within the district. As a Business Improvement District (BID), Wakefield-based companies and entrepreneurs are also establishing the city as a more vibrant, enjoyable and economically successful place to shop, work, invest and spend time. 

Its increasing profile and ambitious attitude has encouraged some of the UK’s leading brands to Wakefield with companies including HARIBO, Coca Cola, Burberry and Card Factory all based in the area.


Wakefield highlights

Wakefield is a colourful West Yorkshire town that was once one of the country’s largest mining communities; that heritage is still celebrated today, even as Wakefield looks ahead. The hard-working past has certainly paved the way for the future, which explains why the area is budding with new builds

There truly is something for every type of homeowner here, whether you are a professional, a couple, a family or a first-time buyer looking for a new build in Wakefield. Striking sites like The Hepworth Art Gallery and Sandal Castle are never too far, drawing in visitors from across Yorkshire and beyond. These are particularly appealing spots for families, too, who can venture here over the weekends and appreciate the culture this city holds.


Over recent years, Wakefield has become a real centre for enterprise, with 8,895 active businesses now trading within the district. That’s why so many new homes in Wakefield are popping up each year – with close connections to Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, it’s a hive of activity. Plus, the affordability of buying here makes budgeting for the move-in date easier and much more achievable. 

As a Business Improvement District (BID), Wakefield-based companies and entrepreneurs are also establishing it as a more vibrant, enjoyable and economically successful place to shop, work, invest and spend time. 


Arts & Culture
Transport
Shopping
Food
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Arts & Culture

Although the Coal Mining Museum is a popular visitor attraction, it is food which continues to play a significant part in Wakefield’s ongoing celebrations. Liquorice is celebrated during an annual event in Pontefract, and Wakefield’s annual rhubarb festival is a three-day event is usually held in February and features cookery demonstrations by some of the country’s greatest chefs. This is a city proud of its heritage and optimistic about its future. 

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Transport

With easy access to the M1 and M62, Wakefield is particularly well connected. Complemented further by a regular bus route and two train stations, connectivity is just one of the many benefits to living and working in the district. The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford, 21 miles from Wakefield centre, with international destinations including America, Australia and destinations across Europe.

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Shopping

There are two main shopping centres in Wakefield: The Ridings Shopping Centre, which is right at the heart of the city, and the more recent addition to the retail scene, Trinity Walk. It gives shoppers a balance between value and high street must haves. You can also enjoy the market towns of Pontefract and Castleford or head to Junction 32, the district’s retail outlet village.

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Food

Almost European in its abundance of coffee shops, Wakefield city centre has both high street names and independent outlets including Deli Central, Cobblers and Mocha Moocho to name a few. Iris, on the Bull Ring, is a modern British restaurant which prides itself on locally-grown and seasonal produce. The Cow Shed, at 53 Northgate, and The Grill Pit, also offer unique dining experiences but if you’re looking for a couple of hidden gems, head to the Lakeside Café or La Fortezz in Newmillerdam.

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Wakefield Cultural Consortium was recently awarded more than £200,000 by Arts Council England to promote the district as one of Yorkshire’s leading cultural destinations. The Consortium, made up of 16 local attractions including the National Coal Mining Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Art House and Wakefield College, emphasises the city’s huge appeal for residents and visitors of all ages. 

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New builds: Castleford

Discover Castleford – a charismatic town famous for its Roman heritage and modern entertainment centre Xscape, which can be found at Junction 32 on the M62. There are plenty of new build homes in Castleford including our fantastic Verve development. Castleford is also home to its own train station – perfect for busy commuters, and anyone travelling to nearby cities for a day out.

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New homes: Pontefract

Many people choose to buy new homes in Pontefract, especially families - who love the community feel. This quaint market town, south of Castleford, is known for the historic site of Pontefract Castle, as well as plenty of local charm. Those who commute for work are likely to be tempted by new builds in Pontefract, as major cities like Leeds can be reached in just half an hour.

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Transport links in Wakefield

Wakefield is perfect for those looking to reside somewhere a little quieter than a major city, but with close connections to more built-up areas elsewhere. Wakefield Westgate is accessible for all that live here, taking homeowners to London Kings Cross in around two hours and 30 minutes. 

Travel to other popular cities like Sheffield, Newcastle, York and Edinburgh from this train station, too. Those who drive can join the intersection of the M1 and M62 from Wakefield. Plus, the city is situated at the beginning of the A650 and A636. 

As well as easy access to the motorway and locations by rail, new build homes in Wakefield offer close links to international travel. Both Leeds Bradford Airport and Doncaster Sheffield Airport can be easily reached by train or car from this location, opening homeowners up to an endless pool of opportunities, including sun-soaked holidays abroad.