Planning permission sought to convert Wakefield Magistrates' Court into flats

Wakefield Magistrates Court
Wakefield Magistrates Court

The former Wakefield Magistrates' Court building could be converted into flats and offices under new plans.

A planning application submitted to Wakefield Council would mean the Grade-II listed former court house would become 14 flats and office space if permission is granted.

The building was last used as a court in September 2016 and has been empty since.

Under the plans the 1970s frontage on King Street would be converted into a "glazed curtain walling system and stone cladding".

The historical cell block layout, including cell doors, would be retained under the plans.

Meanwhile a £1 million project is underway to repair the structural damage at the former Wakefield Crown Court.