The Scheme


Situated in the heart of Wakefield City Centre, Merchant Gate is a modern mixed-use development comprising Grade A Office space and superb Retail / Leisure accommodation along-side a sold-out 66 apartment Residential offering. With excellent connectivity, being directly opposite Wakefield Westgate station, Merchant Gate represents unparalleled value for money within Yorkshire’s bustling commercial property market. The environmentally conscious design ensures that the scheme is efficient and sustainable.



Merchant Gate is a high specification mixed-use scheme providing 37,670 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation and 31,000 sq ft of excellent retail/leisure space in the heart of Wakefield city centre.

The scheme incorporates Burgage Square, a beautiful open public realm comprising a mixture of soft and hard landscaping providing attractive surroundings to both the retail/leisure units at ground floor and to the office occupiers. The office accommodation at Merchant Gate is simply the best available space in Wakefield at a fraction of the price of comparable space in Leeds city centre.

Merchant Gate, which is adjacent to the new Wakefield Westgate Station (East Coast Mainline), is only 15 minutes by train to Leeds and less than 2 hours to London Kings Cross and therefore has superb connectivity.

Available on entirely flexible lease terms, Merchant Gate is a superb offering to the market with space available ranging from 2,500 sq ft to a self-contained building of 17,629 sq ft.

Merchant Gate offers superb car parking facilities with a total of 1,451 spaces located in a multi-storey car park adjacent to Wakefield Westgate Station.


The large flexible floor plates in the BREEAM rated Very Good offices have been designed to use as many sustainable materials as possible and minimise energy consumption, offering a scale and quality of office accommodation not previously seen in the Wakefield city centre.

The offices at Merchant Gate represent the very best of what Wakefield has to offer and with excellent value for money given the superb location, specification and design of the building is very affordable both to local and regional occupiers.


The future phases of Merchant Gate have outline planning consent for office developments from 20,000 sq ft to 150,000 sq ft.


1 Burgage Square has a striking design using large areas of glass to create a full height glazed atrium incorporating a feature staircase and lift. Accessed from Burgage Square and with a prominent frontage to the new Ring Road, 1 Burgage Square has a real sense of presence in this new city centre business district. The three-storey building provides space from 2,500 sq ft to a total of 17,629 sq ft of modern, efficient and flexible office accommodation and frames one corner of the impressive public realm at Merchant Gate.

2 Burgage Square is an impressive L-shaped building that forms the southern boundary of Burgage Square. The entrance to the building has a superb glass fronted feature accessed from the beautifully landscaped Burgage Square, creating a high profile presence. Sustainability and flexibility are the core principles behind the striking architecture.


  • Impressive four storey glazed feature entrance hall and reception.
  • Internal atrium courtyard.
  • Flexible individual floor plates of up to 1,488 sq.m (16,012 sq.ft.).
  • 2.8m finished floor to ceiling height.
  • Energy efficient active chilled beam system cooling.
  • 100% raised access floors with minimum 50mm clear void.
  • 4 x 16 person lifts serving all floors, with two being fully glazed to internal courtyard.



  • District population 325,000.
  • Merchant Gate is immediately adjacent to the new Wakefield Westgate Station which has an annual passenger flow of 2.2 million per year.
  • Next door to Wakefield One, the new Council HQ, home to 1,200 staff, the City Library and Wakefield Museum
  • The City Campus of Wakefield College is a 5 minute walk away, which has 10,000 students across Wakefield.
  • The retail / leisure units have full height glazed shop fronts overlooking the gardens, with large outdoor seating areas to some.


1 Burgage Square - First Floor

1 Burgage Square - First Floor

2 Burgage Square - First Floor

2 Burgage Square - First Floor

Office Availability

1 Burgage Square sq ft sq m
Reception 353 32.8
First Floor 8,638 802.5
Second Floor 8,639 802.6
Total 17,629 1,637.9
2 Burgage Square sq ft sq m
First Floor 5,657 525.5
Second Floor 4,092 380.2
Total 9,749 905.7

*Available from 2,500 sq ft

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Retail Availability

2 Let Atos Healthcare
3 Under Offer -
4 4,188 sq ft 389 sq m
5 4,840 sq ft 449 sq m
6 3,826 sq ft 355 sq m
7 Let Anytime Fitness
8 4,258 sq ft 395 sq m

*Possible Mezzanine & Sub-division

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