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Specialist glazers have moved in to start work on the University of Huddersfield’s imposing new building.
The Oastler Building, on the Shorehead side of the campus, is expected to open next year and will be provide a home for the law departments part of the school of music, humanities and media.
A topping-out ceremony at the £27.5m building was held last week after workmen had spent several weeks erecting five floors of steelwork.
The building has been likened to a cruise liner, with its angled frontage towering over the edge of the campus.
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The building – named after local reformer Richard Oastler – is taking shape behind and above the building site hoardings, on the corner of the campus overlooking the busy Shorehead roundabout.
The £27.5m building will be home to hundreds of staff and students at the law school and part of the school of music, humanities and media.
Dozens of contractors employed by Morgan Sindall are working on the site. They spent many weeks excavating down below what was the Brunswick Building and the former university sports hall.
The new building is the latest in a series of massive construction projects for the university, which has spent more than £250m on the ever-expanding Queensgate campus.