The Major Developments Across Yorkshire In 2021

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The Major Developments Across Yorkshire In 2021

The Major Developments Across Yorkshire In 2021

The coronavirus pandemic brought many major projects to a grinding halt during 2020, and the construction industry faced many challenges. Many schemes were delayed and postponed, and firms were forced to scale back their operations in order to keep staff safe.

But despite the ongoing nature of the pandemic, the roll-out of the vaccine brings the promise of better days ahead, and there are a number of major developments all across Yorkshire that are due to begin or even be completed, according to Leeds Live. Either way, there will be developments back underway across the county in 2021.


Huddersfield Council’s blueprint plans for the town centre and Dewsbury will move ahead this year, as well as a number of private and public sector projects due to commence

  • Completion of the pedestrianisation scheme for Cross Church Street and Queen Street to be completed, after ti began last summer
  • New Street to be turned into a ‘garden street’
  • Market Hall Car Park to be demolished at the end of January, to be replaced with a temporary open-air car park.
  • The complete revamp of the Co-op building on New Street into luxury student flats.


Many of the developments taking place in West Yorkshire are centred on Leeds, including expected work on the HS2 rail scheme.

  • Regent Street flyover to be made safe, with crumbling bridges to be replaced.
  • Work to commence on the £22 million White Rose Centre train station, which had been postponed due to COVID-19
  • Leeds City Council’s ‘Connecting Leeds’ project will see a £30m renovation of the Headrow, with wider pavements and new landscaping.
  • A £32 million upgrade for Leeds Train Station, involving external areas and surrounding streets.


  • York Central, a major new development that will be centred on York Railway Station is to begin moving forward. A planning application was submitted and approved in 2020, and it is thought it will bring 6,500 new jobs and 2.500 homes to the city.
  • The Castle Gateway regeneration scheme is under review but if it should start this year it will bring 106 new homes on the Castle Mills car park near Clifford’s Tower.

Sheffield/South Yorkshire

The Heart of the City 2 project will see the transformation of several Sheffield town centre streets and a new Radisson Blu hotel.

Sheffield has been awarded almost £16m to revamp its high streets so council chiefs are expected to spend on improving parts of the town centre.

A Hermes “super-depot” near the M1 at Barnsley is expected but may be delayed due to a legal challenge.

The council wants to refresh Telephone House, the Wellington Street car park near Charter Row, with cladding, fresh coats of paint and new lighting.

A 1970s office block, Griffin House on Tenter Street in Sheffield City Centre will be given a facelift after HSBC bank found new premises.

The historic Old Coroner’s Court in Sheffield is due to be demolished and replaced with 77 apartments

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