IT is one of Huddersfield town centre’s most ornate historic buildings.
Yet 4-6 High Street (pictured), the former headquarters of Eddisons auctioneers, has remained empty since the firm moved out in the mid-1990s.
But now a private developer is hoping to transform the building into banqueting halls and a coffee shop – subject to planning permission from Kirklees Council.
The developer – a Mr Jawed, of Hunstanton, Norfolk – hopes to build a coffee shop on the ground floor and convert the building’s old auction rooms into function rooms.
The plans designed by Alishaan Designs, of Birkby, include a mezzanine floor, a concrete deck roof over the rear auction hall and black tinted windows and black tinted glass gates to replace the wrought iron gates at the front of the building.
Kirklees Council received Mr Jawed’s application on September 2.
Auctioneers and surveyors Eddisons, which was founded in 1844, has offices on New North Road as well as in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and London.