Uni makes a further £27.5 million investment in the town
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:00 GMT
The new building will be situated opposite the Shorehead roundabout and will be completed in September 2016
THE University of Huddersfield has submitted plans to Kirklees Council for a new landmark teaching facility on the Shorehead roundabout corner of its campus.
The £27.5 million building will provide an exciting new home for the School of Law and the School of Music, Humanities and Media. It will link into the University’s Student Central Building which was completed in January 2014, at a cost of £22.5 million. The architects, AHR – a Huddersfield firm – have proposed a design that complements both Student Central and the adjacent Creative Arts Building. The building work will be led by main contractor, GB Building Solutions, also based in West Yorkshire.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Cryan said: “I am delighted that we are about to begin another phase of the development of our campus. We are committed to ensuring that we provide the best possible environment for the growing number of students who choose to study here and contribute so positively to the local economy. We are also committed to our town, and are very pleased to be able to work with local businesses on a building that will take such a prominent place in the Huddersfield landscape.”
The new building will provide 7,500 square metres of space and will be six stories high. It will provide new teaching space, including large tiered lecture theatres when it is completed in September 2016. It will be built to meet BREAM sustainability ratings – thus ensuring its green credentials.