Students will be asked to produce designs for the future of an historic Huddersfield mansion house.

The Grade II-listed Fixby Hall, now home to Huddersfield Golf Club, is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

To mark the milestone the golf club and landowners, Thornhill Estates, have joined forces with the University of Huddersfield’s Department of Architecture and 3D Design and Kirklees Council to look into the building’s future.

Students and local schoolchildren will take part in the Fixby Hall Outreach Project, a series of workshops aimed at designing a model of what the hall could look like in years to come.

Those behind the project hope it will encourage the wider community to get involved in local history and heritage.

Project director Trine Skjoldan Nielsen said: “So much can be done with Fixby Hall to compliment this beautiful building.

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“Working with key partners and local students we will be looking at how best to develop the building and its surroundings for the future.

“We are starting with a blank page for future development but will be working with sensitivity to the building’s historic value.

“Over the coming months we will be working with the community on developing a model of Fixby Hall and its facilities and hope to showcase these to the wider community in due course.”

Edmund Thornhill, of Thornhill Estates, said he was excited to be involved and saw the hall as a resource for the wider Kirklees area.

The project was launched at a briefing for local councillors.

Fixby Hall, a home to the Thornhill family until 1809, was built over several centuries but ‘modernised’ in the 18th century to its present Georgian style.

Huddersfield Golf Club became the tenants in 1891 when the golf course was created.