Wakefield College Reveals Exciting Plans for Former Archive Building

Wakefield College has revealed exciting plans for the former Registry of Deeds Building on Margaret Street.

The building, which the College took over in 2017, will see a yearlong renovation project bring in new facilities for the study of music, hospitality, animal care and horticulture. Learners will also benefit from modern training kitchens and large rehearsal spaces whilst members of the public will be able to access a new commercial training restaurant and cafe.College Principal, Sam Wright said: “The Archive Building project is something we are all looking forward to. It is a complex project but one that excites us as it will allow us to put in place modern teaching and learning facilities whilst at the same time preserving the legacy of an important historical building.”

Director of Estates, Jon Howard added: “The College is conscious of the original features the building has to offer and hopes to help bring these back to their past glory with grant support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.”
Consultations with students, staff and other stakeholders are planned over the coming months to help develop the internal look and feel of the building whilst an experienced group of designers, architects and consultants are also being appointed to help bring the vision to life.

The multi-million project follows hot on the heels of the new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre which opened last year and saw it become the new home of the University Centre at Wakefield College.

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