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First glimpse inside the Packhorse Kitchen as Huddersfield gets new food court

Burger King is back in town along with a host of new faces at the Packhorse Kitchen - take a look around here

A £1m food hall is set to open after almost a year of work.

The Packhorse Kitchen in Huddersfield town centre brings Burger King back to town along with a handful of new faces.

The huge revamp of the first floor of the Packhorse Centre sees a host of new eating options for shoppers and workers including El Taco Loco Mexican, Rooster’s southern fried chicken and the Real cafe and bar.

And along with the big names of fast food, the food court will also feature independent food stalls.

The first floor of the shopping centre has been transformed in the past few months.

Workers have been battling the wet weather to get the finishing touches done ahead of opening for lunch tomorrow (Tuesday).

The man behind the scheme, Layman Reddy, said: “It’s a long way forward from when we looked at it.

“A lot of time, effort and money has gone into it.

Huddersfield has loads of food places but there’s no destination for a food court type place.

“We’ve chosen the brands but we’re also going to have three pop-up stalls that can be rented out for three to six months.

“We have seven other sites that we’ve done like this so we think it will do well and pull people in.”

Jamie Constable, property manager for the firm behind the project, CPL Foods, said: “It was an art gallery before and we’ve had a lot of structural work to do, putting a lift and staircases in.

“We’ve also had to knock through quite a few walls to allow for the kitchens for each restaurant.

“It’s been a very big job, one of our biggest projects.”

New Packhorse Kitchen, fitters finishing off before the opening.

Opening hours will be from about 8am until about 7pm but the owners of the site have a license to sell alcohol and may open later if successful.

The return of Burger King comes less than two years after it vacated its site on the corner of King Street and Cross Church Street.

The revamp of the Packhorse will also see a new Chinese buffet open in the next few days.

A new discount jewellery store, Warren James, is already trading.



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