Architect picked for Huddersfield University project

Eastern elevation

AHR has won the job of designing a £30 million art school for Huddersfield University.

The 7,500sq m Barbara Hepworth Building – named after the locally born sculptor – will house the university’s School of Art, Design and Architecture.

The five-storey building will be located alongside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Facilities will include design and construction studios, fine art studios, CAD computer laboratories, lecture rooms, research space, library and café.

Its the latest deal struck between the architect and university with AHR having worked on a number of new build and refurbishment projects for it in the past, including the £28 million Oastler Building, which was completed earlier this year.

Anthony Langan, director and education sector lead at AHR, said: “The University of Huddersfield is investing heavily in its estate, creating world-class facilities for students and staff.”