BUILDING projects of all shapes and sizes in Huddersfield have been nominated for top awards.
Four eye-catching schemes in the area are among the finalists for the Built in Quality Awards run by the local authority building control departments at Kirklees, Calderdale, Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield councils.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on June 12 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford.
Among the finalists, building firm HBG Construction Ltd is nominated in the commercial projects category for the design and construction of the new creative arts building taking shape at Huddersfield University’s Queensgate campus.
The state-of-the art structure will be home for students of music and music technology, fashion, creative imaging, multimedia, and business design awareness. The building offers rehearsal space, a recital hall, workspace and an exhibition area for all the art and design students.
Other local projects looking to pick up awards are Scholes Cricket Club in the community projects category; Holme Valley Court retirement apartments at Holmfirth; and the new head office of architecture practice One 17 Design at Armitage Bridge, in the restoration and conversion category.
Scholes Cricket Club is recognised for its new clubhouse, including bar, kitchens, toilets and stores.
Club chairman Mel Booth said: “Building it was a real community effort with £80,000 raised by members and much of the work done by members.
“We got grants from Kirklees Council and Huddersfield Common Good Trust and small loans – as well as a lot of very generous donations in terms of cash, materials and time.”
Holme Valley Court is a sheltered housing scheme of 44 retirement living apartments by Brockholes-based developer Conroy Brook.
The complex features video phone entry, CCTV and an alarm call system. The complex is set in the grounds of Holme Valley Memorial Hospital in Holmfirth. The grounds include seating, an imposing water feature, walkways and inspiring artwork.
One 17 AD restored a derelict dye house at Armitage Bridge to provide a headquarters building boasting open plan areas and extensive use of stone, brick, timber and steel. Existing building materials were recycled for use in The Dyehouse while new materials were locally sourced.
Low energy features include high levels of insulation, extensive natural lighting through diffusing glass and water recycling.
Developer Philip Deacon, a spokesman from Calderdale Council’s building control, said: “We are very excited about the event as there are so many great projects up for nomination.”