Funding boost for Huddersfield Blueprint plans

Our £250million regeneration plans for Huddersfield town centre have been given another funding boost.

A bid for up to £1million from Historic England to help deliver our visions for Estate Buildings at St Georges Square as laid out in the Huddersfield Blueprint has been successful.

What will the funding be used for?

The funding will help deliver our plans to bring the existing Estates Building back to life and back into use. The ground floor could be used for retail, with upper floors being converted and utilised as apartments.

Cllr Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council said:

“This is fantastic news, we’re really pleased that our bid was successful. The launch of the Huddersfield Blueprint has already been very popular with local residents, businesses and organisations.

It means that we can continue our work towards delivering the Huddersfield Blueprint and making Huddersfield a more vibrant and welcoming place to live and work.”

What are the next steps?

The next step will be the Programme Design stage, which will be completed by January 2020 and will influence the final allocation amount.

The plans are subject to a three-month consultation and engagement period which began on Monday 8 July.

More information

For more information, to view the plans in full and to watch a fly-through video visit our Huddersfield Blueprint website– where you’ll also be able to share your thoughts on the plans from Monday 8 July.

 

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