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WATCH: £27m University new-build gets go-ahead at gateway to Huddersfield

Kirklees councillors approval for iconic Huddersfield University new-build overlooking Shorehead roundabout

Huddersfield is getting a £27.5m iconic, striking new-build at the gateway to the town centre.

The University of Huddersfield was given the go-ahead by Kirklees councillors for the six-storey development overlooking Shorehead roundabout.

Colin Blair, Director of Estates and Facilities, told councillors the plans “show the commitment we have to continuing to develop the campus”.

Days after the university was ranked fifth best in the world by international students, Mr Blair said: “To maintain that position we need to invest in a timely manner.”

Iain Bath, agent for the university, added: “The brief was for an iconic building with due regard to its context... it’s the final jigsaw piece between the leisure and learning centre and the creative arts building.

It’s a prominent location at the entrance to Huddersfield.

“We hope Huddersfield will be proud of it for years to come.”

Clr Graham Turner, a planning committee member, said he was pleased the university had “produced such a fantastic design at the gateway into that part of town”.

It was approved unanimously.

The £27.5m building will become home to the university’s School of Law and will be built overlooking the roundabout on the site of the old sports hall and Brunswick Building.

An artist's impression of the new £27m Shorehead Building on the University of Huddersfield campus


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