The listed Arcade, with its beautiful roof and ironwork is close to many Dewsbury hearts. Built in 1899, it was a popular town centre thoroughfare right through to 2014. A combination of falling town centre footfall, poor management and lack of investment by absentee owners, saw the Arcade empty out and finally close. An unsuccessful attempt to revive its fortunes was made by the Pioneer community business in 2015, but they were paying full rent from the start, were under-resourced and dealing with a building in poor condition. By contrast we have two years to build momentum, will have a fully restored Arcade and have pulled together an experienced team of entrepreneurs to lead the effort.
We are bringing together people with the energy and imagination to create a popular Arcade that will never close again.
c/o Regeneration Office
Old Wakefield Rd