THE creators of Huddersfield's Queensgate Market are to speak at a debate about its future.
Architect Kenneth Wood, engineer Colin Prior, glazing designers Les Ratcliff and Malcolm Dobson and German sculptor Fritz Steller will be at Huddersfield University on September 6 for the debate.
They were all involved in designing and building the market hall in the 1970s.
The five guests will each make a presentation at the debate, which will take place in the university's Canalside East lecture theatre, Room CEG/28, from 7pm.
The meeting, arranged by the Huddersfield Gem group, will examine the importance of the building's design, features, its problems and possiblities for the future.
Huddersfield Gem was formed to champion the cause of the market hall, after it came under threat from Kirklees Council plans to redevelop the Queensgate and Piazza area.
Some of the redevelopment choices involve demolishing the market hall.
Huddersfield Gem members feel the hall should be preserved because of its unusual roof structure and decorative ceramic murals on Queensgate.
The roof structure is made up of 21 umbrella-like hyperbolic parabaloids.
Supporters say this use of architecture is unique.
They also want to preserve the murals, sculpted by Fritz Steller.
These were recently judged by ceramics expert Dr Lynn Pearson as `extraordinary' and worthy of preservation.
She is editor of the Journal of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society.
Mr Steller said it would be unfortunate if the hall was demolished.