£210m regeneration vision includes new entertainment venue, art gallery, museum and food hall
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has been appointed to deliver a £210m regeneration vision for Huddersfield that aims to provide a new “cultural heart” for the West Yorkshire town.
The practice will work with Turner and Townsend and Arup on the 10-year Huddersfield Blueprint to transform the town centre with a new 1,200-2,500 capacity entertainment venue, an art gallery, a museum, a new library and a food hall.
Huddersfield’s cultural heart plans also include a new multi-storey car park, and could be expanded to deliver new restaurants and bars, hotels, offices and even homes.
FCBStudios senior partner Peter Clegg said the combination of a new art gallery and library together with a museum and music venue would be a “unique project” that would show Huddersfield leading the way in town-centre regeneration.
Peter McBride, who is cabinet member for regeneration at Kirklees council – which has its headquarters in Huddersfield – said the plans would be a “game-changer” for the town.
“Our town has a rich cultural history, and this vision of a thriving, rejuvenated town centre sets us up for a bright cultural and economic future as well,” he said.