Wakefield Kirkgate railway station is in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and dates from 1854. Some demolition work took place in 1972, removing buildings on the island platform and the roof with its original ironwork canopy which covered the whole station. A wall remains as evidence of these buildings. After this, Kirkgate was listed as Grade II in 1979. Purcell was appointed by Network Rail to prepare a Conservation Management Plan for the train station.

Our Conservation Management Plan covered the Grade II-listed mid-late Victorian station building and its curtilage, including the platform, forecourt and adjacent maintenance area. Each element of the station was placed in its historic context and its significance weighed against other stations in the region and other elements within the site.

The report examined the historical development and significance of the site and recommended design proposals and opportunities as part of an anticipated, conservation-led station regeneration plan. It will provide a foundation from which to address the station’s outstanding conservation issues and rejuvenate its buildings to meet the expectations of a modern and expanding 21st-Century railway.