Stunning new images show what Wakefield's old BHS building could look like after revamp
Wakefield Council has released images of how the city's grim-looking BHS building could be completely transformed in the coming years.
The local authority wants to install a museum, library and cafe at the derelict venue after a revamp.
Some of the council's most treasured artworks, which are currently under lock and key, could also be put on display there.
The council has stressed these images are only provisional and that the final scheme is not guaranteed to look exactly like this.
It is still waiting to find out if they've been able to secure government funding for the renovation.
If successful, then a planning application will be put together with the help of an architect and the designs may change.
The images were first shown at a scrutiny meeting last week, where senior council officers said that the city's local museum, currently in the Wakefield One building on Burton Street, had "outgrown" its current space.
As a result they want to relocate it in the new building, alongside the gallery, library and cafe.
The council has been asked whether or not the library will also replace the library currently in Wakefield One, but no response has been received at the time of writing.
It is hoped the entire scheme would be completed by 2024, when a year of culture will be held across the district.
It has been empty since the retailer collapsed in 2016 and has been widely regarded as an eyesore ever since.
Local Democracy Reporting Service