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Redrow - Scholars' Gate, WF1

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Development info

The Heritage Collection at Scholars' Gate introduces traditionally styled new family homes with real character, designed and specified to suit today's demanding lifestyles. Situated close to Wakefield town centre with its array of shopping and leisure facilities, Scholars' Gate puts you right at the heart of all that the North of England has to offer, from excellent motorway commuter links, to top quality sports, from arts and culture to the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park and Yorkshire Moors. What’s more, there’s never been a better time to move to Wakefield, as millions of pounds worth of investment have brought the city up to the highest standards, enhancing the ancient markets, developing the waterside and creating contemporary shopping and leisure facilities that together return Wakefield to its rightful place as one of the north’s most vibrant and exciting cities.

Leisure

Wakefield Trinity leads the way for local sports, with a highly competitive rugby league side. Cricket lovers can watch both country and international cricket at nearby Headingly in Leeds, the home of Yorkshire, while top quality football can be found in Leeds, Bradford and the surrounding towns. Lightwaves Leisure Centre boasts a wide range of activities, including a fun pool with slide, while Denhale Active Recreation is home to a comprehensive selection of sports clubs and fitness classes. Golf can be found locally at Normanton, Lofthouse Hill and the City of Wakefield Golf Clubs, while for those looking for something a little different, Sno!Zone in nearby Castleford has a full 170m slope of real snow, as well as learner slopes and other activities.

Education

The development is well served by primary schools, with a choice of four within just half a mile. Wakefield also offers an excellent selection of secondary education, including independent schools such as Silcoats School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.

Shopping

There has been considerable investment in Wakefield City centre, with new developments, such as Trinity Walk and Wakefield Waterfront, offering a wide choice of shops and stores. The development is also well served by supermarkets, with Co-op, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons stores all within a few minutes drive. The cosmopolitan shops of Leeds are well worth a visit, with a choice of large shopping malls and independent stores to satisfy every taste and budget, while excellent designer savings can be made at J32 Designer Outlet Village, just a short drive along the M62.

Transport

Wakefield is perfectly placed for commuting across the North of England, with the M1 junction 41 just a few minutes from the development, leading to the M62 for Leeds, Manchester and beyond, as well as to the M1 and the South. Outwood Station, within easy reach of Scholars' Gate, has rapid trains into Leeds in under 15 minutes, with onward connections to a host of major cities, including Manchester in an hour and York in under 40 mins. Leeds Bradford Airport is also within easy reach just 20 miles to the North.

Health

Local doctors can be found at Wrenthorpe Health Centre on Wrenthorpe Road, WF2 0LR with dentists at Wrenthorpe Dental Care, Wrenthorpe Lane, WF2 0NL.