The Huddersfield Blueprint: St Peter’s
We recently successfully launched The Huddersfield Blueprint to the public.
What is part of The Huddersfield Blueprint?
As part of our plans, we announced that we would like to make some changes and improvements to St Peter’s area of the town by creating a vibrant culture, art, leisure and nightlife offer, with thriving businesses.
What are the plans for St Peter’s?
St Peter’s is already a thriving area, favourite to our many creatives and is home to an interesting and unique set of independent businesses, restaurants, shops, bars and coffee shops as well as the popular Open Market.
Our proposals will support and enhance this by improving the area. We want to promote modern co-working spaces and studios within some of our historic buildings. We want Huddersfield to be a great place to live, with improved access and enhanced public spaces.
What will happen to other buildings in the area?
Existing buildings in the area could be converted into co-working spaces, attracting small and creative businesses. We will support this by providing facilities such as better digital connections.
Will we be doing anything with the old Post Office and Sorting office?
The old Post Office and Sorting Office site provides a fantastic opportunity to transform the building and create new homes in the town, supporting our vision of making Huddersfield a great place to live.
This further supports our vision of offering quality town centre living and helps us make the best use of St Peter’s Gardens.
Will anything be happening with the Open Market?
We’d also like to make the most of the Open Market, potentially introducing restaurants and cafes – creating a new food and drink offer and other activities to build on the vibrancy of the area. This could also include pop-up stalls, parking and creative businesses could also be introduced to the north of the market.
What else will be happening?
We want to enhance St Peter’s Gardens by refreshing the planting, paths and benches – making the most of the green space. Meanwhile, Northumberland Street would receive improvements to make it more attractive and pedestrian-friendly, linking better with St George’s Square to Southgate.
How to have your say on the Huddersfield Blueprint
The plans are subject to a three-month consultation and engagement period which will begin on Monday 8 July.
Residents can view the plans at the Blueprint shop at Unit 32, the Piazza Centre, Huddersfield from 8 July. The shop will be open Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.
For more information, to view the plans in full and to watch a fly-through video visit our website – where you’ll also be able to share your thoughts on the plans from Monday 8 July.