'Good to see this old iconic building getting a new lease of life' - Express readers have their say on Wakefield waterfront's Rutland Mills redevelopment

This is what Express readers had to say about Wakefield waterfront's new development.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:46 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:48 pm
Rutland Mills under development

Work has begun at the former Rutland Mills, which will be converted into a new creative businesses facility named Tileyard North.

It is hoped the development will nurture new industries and play a vital roll in the regeneration of the city’s waterfront.

The facility will be a sister project to Tileyard London, which is home to over 250 creative organisations, artists and independent businesses, including a world leading music industry training facility.

An artist's impression of what the development could look like

More than £40m is expected to be invested in the project.

Readers posted their comments on our Facebook page.

Wayne Robinson said: "Can’t wait to See this finished. I was disappointed that they didn’t redevelop it when they did the Hepworth."

Lucy Gasteen said: "Fantastic! Cannot wait for lunchtimes when we are back in the office."

Richard Ingram said: "Loving this. Five minute walk from home looking good so far. Good to see this old iconic building getting a new lease of life."

Eleanor Lindley said: "So glad things are finally happening with this building and not torn down."