ANOTHER part of Huddersfield’s history seems set to go and be consigned to, well, history.
The latest target for the demolition workers is the 1889 St Peter’s Buildings which is within Huddersfield Town Centre Conservation Area and surrounded by a number of listed buildings.
Perhaps Examiner readers would not be so sorry to see the other buildings next to it go, particularly a 1960s tower block which was formerly home to the YMCA.
So what will replace this huge demolition scheme? A new vibrant building showing the latest architectural designs, something that will catch the eye and rouse the imagination, making people realise that all modern architecture isn’t necessarily bad.
No, it’s going to be a car park for 68 vehicles – and when the new Tesco is built on the site of the current Huddersfield Sports Centre nearby then wouldn’t it become virtually redundant?
You may just find that people will fight to save St Peter’s Buildings – especially those who remember the civic ‘vandalism’ they perceive to have taken place when the old Market Hall was knocked down in 1970.
The main concern here is that imagination for Huddersfield town centre development appears to be at an all-time low.