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Project Summary

The Rutland Mills site is positioned on the outskirts of Wakefield Town centre bordering the River Calder and a neighbor to the Hepworth Galley.

The cluster of Mills were originally constructed back in the late 19th Century and are steeped in history and Sewell have been given the privilege of transforming the now derelict site into a visionary cultural hub, commercial office spaces and intertwining venues giving host to food and beverages.

Progress so far

The construction work has now finally started on the Rutland Mills site, having carried out testing for anthrax, toxic mould, asbestos and lead to Building 7 & 9 over the last few months.

The latest X-ray machine technology has been used for lead testing which provides an instant result and allows significantly more testing to be carried out in one visit.

Scaffolding has been erected to the gable end of Building 7 & the courtyard elevation of Building 9 and will continue around both buildings until fully erected in the coming weeks.

The first week has seen pedestrian and traffic segregation installed and the foundations laid in preparation for the arrival of our long-term welfare facilities.

Over the next two weeks

The sequential temporary propping to the first and second floors of Building 7 will be necessary to allow safe access. This will commence in the coming weeks, once in place, testing will again be carried out for lead and asbestos. The propping, testing and removal of hazardous materials will then permit the following stages of construction work to commence.

A progression into Building 10 & 11 will also happen in the coming weeks once the asbestos & lead reports are back.