HUGE public events could be a feature of a new-look St George’s Square.
Huddersfield’s historic open space could become a venue for events attracting 10,000 people - perhaps leading to a repeat of the success of the Proms-style concert by Huddersfield Choral Society and a gig by The Ordinary Boys in the summer.
An area suitable for open-air stages is one of the ideas put forward in a plan for a massive £4m revamp of the Square, which is to be debated by Kirklees councillors next week.
And to meet public opinion, architects have included a feature comprising several fountains, right outside the imposing Huddersfield Railway Station as shown in an artist’s impression (right).
The decision was welcomed by John Lockwood, vice-chairman of Huddersfield Civic Society.
He said: “The Society feel it would be a considerable improvement to the present, rather stark space. Hopefully the changes will bring a sense of life and animation.
“People have been consulted at every stage of planning and we in the Civic Society are very pleased to have been consulted on the final details only a month ago and we look forward to its completion.
“The fountains and the mirror pool and trees should help make it a most attractive part of town. It will be purpose made for public events and a welcome view for people arriving in the town.”