HRH The Duke of York officially opened the new Oastler Buiding

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:09:00 BST

HRH The Duke of York, KG, officially opened the University's new £28million Oastler Building

WHEN His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, opened the University of Huddersfield’s new £28 million Oastler Building he spoke to a succession of the firms and designers who worked on the structure and declared that he found it fascinating to learn about the “inter-connectivity” between specialists involved in such an ambitious project.

In his speech, the Duke also praised the “brilliant” University of Huddersfield team behind the creation of the building, and said he was impressed by the fact that it was working so well on Day One.

Prior to conducting the opening ceremony, His Royal Highness – who is the University’s Chancellor – toured special displays mounted by firms that had played a key role in the development of the Oastler Building, (pictured right) which will provide a new base for study of the law and the humanities and also new, state-of-the art conference and meeting facilities.

‌All of the displays were attended by senior figures at the various firms, plus a large number of the apprentices and trainees who worked on the project.  All of the companies are based locally or regionally.

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