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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.

Find new homes: Wakefield

There’s now more appeal to buy new homes in Wakefield than ever before. As well as its serene surroundings, its increasing profile and ambitious attitude has encouraged some of the UK’s leading brands to set up their businesses there. Companies such as HARIBO, Coca Cola, Burberry and Card Factory are all based here, bringing more and more jobs to the area.

 

Our beautiful new homes in Wakefield

Verve development strata
Verve
Three to five bedroom homes in Castleford, WF10
Rhythm Development Strata
Rhythm
Three to four bedroom homes in Pontefract, WF8
Elegance development strata
Elegance
Three to five bedroom homes in Ackworth, WF7
Atititude Development Strata
Attitude
Four bedroom homes in Castleford
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Make It Yours

Our new homes in Wakefield are the perfect canvas for you to make your own. You can customise the choices in your new home, from a range high quality kitchens, wardrobes and tiles, to the fine details such as lighting and flooring; you can make it yours.
Our new homes in Wakefield are the perfect canvas for you to make your own.
Living in Wakefield
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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. From Pontefract’s liquorice fields to Wakefield’s ‘talking’ rhubarb sheds, these world-renowned delicacies have become synonymous with the district.

Liquorice is celebrated during an annual event in Pontefract, and it is believed the plants were first brought to Wakefield by monks who used them for their medicinal qualities. Sir George Saville developed the first-ever liquorice Pontefract Cakes, creating a sweet treat that’s still manufactured in the town today. 

Wakefield’s annual rhubarb festival encourages people from all over the country to learn about, taste and purchase a range of products which rely on the sweet and sour flavours including beer, chutney, desserts and sweet treats. The three-day event is usually held in February and features cookery demonstrations by some of the country’s greatest chefs. 

Pontefract cakes were originally hand-stamped with an image of the castle lodge emblem. Those who stamped the treats were referred to as cakers and could produce 30,000 a day. 

This is a city proud of its heritage and optimistic about its future. Get it on the experience with a new house in Wakefield, and see what Yorkshire’s powerhouse had to offer.

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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. 

Both train stations, Wakefield Westgate and Wakefield Kirkgate Station, have recently undergone multi-million pound refurbishments, making them safer and more accessible for travellers to and from the city. They’re easily accessed from many of Strata’s new build homes at our Epitome and Agenda developments, and you’ll find plenty of houses for sale in the catchment area of these transport hubs.

Attracting 2 million passengers a year, and giving commuters regular access to trains that will travel to London in just two hours, Wakefield Westgate is ideal for those who use rail for business and pleasure.  

The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford, 21 miles from Wakefield centre, with international destinations including America, Australia and destinations across Europe.

Whether you’re looking to work and play in the middle of town or are seeking easy access to cities like Leeds and Bradford, new builds in Wakefield are sure to satisfy your transport needs.

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There are two main shopping centres in Wakefield meeting with the increasing needs of residents and visitors to the city. The Ridings Shopping Centre, which is right at the heart of the city, has a range of independent outlets and household names including M&S and Primark. It is a staple choice for many locals who have shopped here for years, and regularly step out to look for casual wear, holiday clothes or items for the house and home.

Linked by a short walk, the Ridings is complemented by the more recent addition to the retail scene, Trinity Walk. 

It gives shoppers a balance between value and high street must haves, with outlets including Next, Debenhams, Top Shop and Dorothy Perkins. Whether you are looking for everyday workwear or something for a special occasion, you can rely on more than 60 stores in the centre. 

Trinity Walk is becoming increasingly popular year-on-year and attracted more than 11 million visitors in 2016, proving that Wakefield is becoming a destination for those who welcome a little retail therapy. Both centres are well within reach of the city’s new build homes.

You can also enjoy the market towns of Pontefract and Castleford or head to Junction 32, the district’s retail outlet village, which offers 60% off high street prices all-year round. Junction 32 attracts an impressive 3.8 million visitors every year, benefitting from its close proximity to the M1.

Sitting just next door to Junction 32 is Xscape, one of only three indoor ski slopes in the country. 

This ultimate leisure venue has everything you will need for an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon or evening. As well as the snow, the venue also has a selection of shops and activities including 4D Golf, Gravity Trampoline Park, Laser Zone, ten pin bowling and a cinema.

If you’re looking at houses for sale in the Wakefield area, you’ll find our two new housing developments just a stone’s throw from the city’s burgeoning retail scene and fantastic leisure attractions.

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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. 
 
The city has an increasing variety of restaurants that give visitors a chance to taste cuisine from around the world, with plenty of homes for sale in the surrounding area.
 
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 on the Bull Ring, offer unique dining experiences (and quality steak), with the latter taking influence from Wakefield’s former mining heritage. 
 
Rusticos on Northgate is an Italian restaurant offering classic and modern dishes. Just a short walk away on the cobbles of White Horse Yard you will find Brazuca Rodizio Bar and Grill, the only Brazilian-themed restaurant in the city serving cocktails, tequila and a full Tex-Mex menu. Adding an Asian influence, Thai on the Square serves perfectly prepared, traditional Thai with tom yum soup, creamy curries and seafood specials.
 
Following a £1 million investment, Qubana tapas and grill is the most recent arrival to join the dining scene in Wakefield. More than a restaurant, you can enjoy La Terraza, a Mediterranean rooftop bar, The Vault for private dining and also Gin & Cocina, which combines live music (Friday and Saturday evenings) with an array of gins and a sample of Pintxos - Spanish bar snacks.
 
Rinaldi’s, located just a five-minute drive from Wakefield and minutes from the M1, has attracted attention for some years now. A vibrant, modern and beautifully-dressed venue, its wide selection of Italian dishes including pizza, pasta, steaks and fish make it an ideal choice for business or pleasure.
 
If you’re looking for a couple of hidden gems, head to the Lakeside Café or La Fortezza, which are both tucked away in the idyllic and picturesque village of Newmillerdam, 4.5 miles from Wakefield city centre.
 
Whether you’re one for high-end international dining or prefer the comfort of a cosy pub lunch, new homes in Wakefield will cater for your tastes. 

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From Pontefract Castle, considered by some to be the most important and historically significant castle in Yorkshire, to the globally acclaimed art gallery The Hepworth, Wakefield has something for everyone.

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. 

The nightlife in Wakefield may often start on Westgate with its many bars and restaurants, but it certainly doesn’t stop there. The Theatre Royal Wakefield on Drury Lane has a year-round schedule of performances and Unity Works, formerly Unity Hall, was once famed for attracting bands including Boomtown Rats, Human League, Iron Maiden, Eurythmics and Def Leppard. 

From art to architecture, eating out and live music; Wakefield is an exciting place to live. Those looking for new houses in Wakefield will be delighted to find plenty of homes for sale in the area, including many new build homes across our developments.

“You should definitely take a stroll around Yorkshire Sculpture Park or head to Pugneys Watersports Centre and Country Park if you enjoy being outdoors. At Pugneys you can have a go at kayaking or powerboating, or just sit in the café and watch other people out on the water!” Emma Lupton, Wakefield resident

Wakefield’s 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. 

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.


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.

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.

New homes in Wakefield

We understand the importance of location, which is why all our communities are in areas with great commuter links, and a range of local schools and amenities to suit everyone’s lifestyles.
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