Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Living in Wakefield
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around City Fields..
Perfectly situated for the amenities and attractions of Wakefield, City Fields also has easy access to the M1 and M62 and is well within commuting range of Leeds. There are excellent bus services into the city centre, some of them serving Pinderfields Hospital which is virtually adjacent to the development, and Wakefield benefits from good rail links. Of the two railway stations, each less than a mile and a half away, Westgate is on the Leeds to London route, with journey times of less than 15 minutes to Leeds and two hours to London Kings Cross, while Kirkgate serves stations to Sheffield and Nottingham.
The city of Wakefield presents a superb choice of cultural and leisure attractions set against a background of fascinating architecture and heritage, including the magnificent Wakefield Cathedral and Sandal Castle. In addition to visual arts at the Hepworth, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and several smaller galleries, the Theatre Royal presents an eclectic programme of drama and music, and the new Unity Works is a vibrant venue for social gatherings and live music. There is an excellent choice of cinemas, bars, restaurants and nightlife, including soul nights at the celebrated Red Bar.
Wakefield’s sporting and leisure provision include the superb Pugneys Watersports Centre and Country Park on the southern edge of the town, where there are facilities for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing, and the choice of leisure centres in the area includes Sun Lane Leisure, where there is a 25m swimming pool, a fitness suite and a gym. Other amenities nearby include Normanton Golf Club, around a mile to the north, and Pontefract Racecourse is less than ten miles away.
Local shops include a newsagent within Pinderfields General Hospital, a few minutes walk from City Fields, and there is also a small shopping area in Windhill Road with a pharmacist, a post office and a convenience store. The city centre offers a very wide choice of high street chains, malls and traditional shops in traffic-free streets, and a major recycling centre in Denby Dale Road, two and a half miles away, accepts virtually all household packaging, electrical items and clothing.
City Fields is in the catchment areas for Stanley Grove Primary and Nursery School and St Austin’s RC Primary, both within a mile of the development, and pupils normally move on to either Outwood Grange Academy or St Thomas à Becket RC College for secondary education. There is a large full-time GP practice at New Southgate Surgery, approximately a mile away, and Pinderfields General Hospital, just yards from City Fields, operates a round-the-clock A&E department.
01924 211 311
01924 831 114
64A Windhill Road
01924 291 350
64 Windhill Road
01924 371 079
01924 306 001
St Austin’s RC
Duke of York Street
01294 303 710
Dr R Fyfe
01294 334 400
01294 204 350
St Thomas à Becket
01294 303 545
01294 303 805
Aberford Road, Wakefield, WF1
Thursday to Monday
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode
Leave the M1 at junction 41 and follow signs for Wakefield via the A650. Stay on the A650 for two miles, then at the Newton Hill roundabout take the second exit, signposted for Garforth. Carry on for three-quarters of a mile, through two roundabouts, and passing the Pinderfields Hospital car park on the right. Take the second
exit at the next roundabout and follow signs for City Fields.
From the M62
Leave the M62 at junction 30 and follow signs for Wakefield via the A642. Stay on the A642 for two and a half miles, then at the roundabout at Pinderfields Hospital take the first exit and follow signs for City Fields.
Sat Nav: WF1 4AL
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That’s about more than great houses. It’s about keeping in touch, helping you find what you want, helping you buy it once you’ve found it, telling you how the building’s coming along (by email, SMS, or the post). It’s about listening, and being there if you have a question or a problem. It’s about our incentives, offers and assistance schemes (please check them out), and dedicated websites that help people in a new neighbourhood to get to know each other. Yes, we get excited by new ideas and technologies, but essentially we’re just old fashioned, home loving people.
Quality homes. In quality places.
Building homes is what we do, and we do it exceptionally well. Over the past 75 years, we’ve seen what people really like about the homes we build and, well, we build on that experience.
So you know that behind the kerb appeal there’s a structure that meets the highest professional standards. You know that the beautifully proportioned rooms are impeccably finished and decorated. You know that every detail has been checked, inspected (and admired). You know all that because of the way the door feels when you open it, the crisp clean edge of the paintwork, the way your whole home just works. That’s experience.
What you may not realise, at least until you have the pleasant surprise of seeing your fuel bills, is that we are also absolutely committed to the most environmentally friendly movements in homebuilding. This means we use low-carbon construction methods (even zero carbon on occasion) but it also means that our homes are highly energy efficient in everyday life.
And finally, location location location. Some people want country quiet, some want urban convenience. All we can do is try to find the very best spot for every taste. So we try to put urban where it’s also pretty quiet and rural where it’s also pretty convenient. And the views? Well, we can’t move mountains (and wouldn’t if we could) but we will try to make sure your new home is pointing towards one if there’s one available, and something else nice if there’s not.
Service is too small a word.
We think of it as a relationship. Even if it never gets beyond the electronic stage we’ll do our very best to help you find what you’re looking for, and do it as unobtrusively as we can. You choose the channels, and we go away when you ask us to.
When you visit one of our developments, though, we have a chance to meet properly and talk. We enjoy that. We’ll show you homes we think you might like (or ones very like them if they’re not finished yet) and tell you about special offers that might interest you.
If you decide to buy, we’ll help in every way we can. We can give you information about mortgages and lawyers if you want it, although we’re careful not to become too close to anyone working on your behalf because we don’t want any conflicts of interest. Then we’ll keep you informed as your new home is being built, and invite you round at the appropriate time to choose things like kitchen worktops and bathroom tiles. If you want to measure up for carpets and curtains, we’ll do our best to arrange things.
When you get your keys, there’s a meeting to go over all the important stuff like stopcocks and thermostats, and we’ll also leave you full instructions. But here’s the best part. We don’t go away. We’ll leave you in peace, of course, but if you need help or advice we’ll be on hand for as long as you need us. That’s the kind of relationship we like.
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