Over £1Billion is being invested in Huddersfield to improve connectivity, infrastructure, education and business opportunities, and below are just some of the exciting projects underway. Be part of Huddersfield’s vision for the future.

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Explore the exciting projects underway across Huddersfield in our interactive map.

1. Cultural Heart

Kirklees Council has allocated £210M to create a compelling new Cultural Heart for the town including retail, restaurants and both indoor and outdoor event venues, with £10.5M already committed to the next stage of development following consultation with the public.

More details can be found at: https://ourculturalheart.co.uk

2. Crown House

Crown House, the former DWP building in the town centre, has new owners and is to become student accommodation featuring a cinema, gym and rooftop garden, development timing being linked to the National Health Innovation Campus build close by.

More details can be found at: https://huddersfieldhub.co.uk/crown-house-to-become-student-accommodation-with-198-en-suite-studio-flats-cinema-gym-and-rooftop-garden/

3. George Hotel

Kirklees Council is investing £20M to restore and prepare the historic George Hotel for use as a much-needed quality hotel, with reopening as part of the Radisson Red group planned for 2024.

More details can be found at: https://kirkleestogether.co.uk/2023/03/20/huddersfield-to-welcome-radisson-red-as-operator-of-iconic-george-hotel/

4. Kingsgate

Kingsgate Huddersfield is being redeveloped to include a £250m cinema and leisure complex offering something for everyone, including eight screen cinema, luxury bowling, games arcade, state of the art climbing centre, interactive darts, karaoke, and dining including handmade pizzas, burgers, wraps, milkshakes and much more.

More details can be found at: https://kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk/entertainment/

5. National Health Innovation Campus

The University of Huddersfield has committed £40M for construction of the first flagship building on the new National Health and Wellbeing Campus, with £200M of investment pledged to deliver seven new proposed buildings over the next decade. Work is already underway planning the second building and the third is at concept stage.

More details can be found at: https://www.hud.ac.uk/our-buildings/national-health-innovation/

6. Renaissance Works

Already completed, SKA Developments has invested £10M in the redevelopment of the old Co-op building, now Renaissance Works, to provide quality residential accommodation for students.

More details can be found at: http://ska-dev-2-com.stackstaging.com/student-accommodation/renaissance-works/

7. Station to Stadium Enterprise Corridor

Kirklees Council will target the area from the new station development, past the Southgate National Health Innovation Campus to the existing stadium complex for significant new public and private investment, creating new high-value jobs for the town.

More details can be found at: https://kirkleestogether.co.uk/2022/12/21/cabinet-approves-plans-to-move-forward-in-the-station-to-stadium-enterprise-corridor/

8. St Georges Station Warehouse

Proposed £10M of investment to improve the links from the warehouse building to the station and town centre, and significantly higher investment to transform the warehouse itself, ready for retail, business and residential use.

More details can be found at: http://www.hd1.ltd.uk/index.html

9. Town Centre Redevelopment

Key parts of the town centre are to be redeveloped to create better places for people to meet, eat, shop and live. These include New Street, St Peter’s Gardens and the historic Estates Building.

More details can be found at: https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/huddersfield-blueprint/index.aspx

10. Transpennine Rail Upgrade

An estimated £500M is set to be spent on upgrades, electrifying and creating extra lines and the associated infrastructure in the Huddersfield area, together with the redevelopment of the Grade 1 listed Station building and forecourt.

More details can be found at https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/railway-upgrade-plan/key-projects/transpennine-route-upgrade/

11. Trinity Road

In excess of £43M investment to redevelop the former college and hospital site to create a premier retail and residential development.

More details can be found at: https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/local-news/huddersfield-college-scheme-gets-green-23209961

12. Waste to Water Power Facility

£21M proposed by Kirklees Council for a plant to generate energy from waste to provide heating for town centre homes and businesses.

More details can be found at: https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-incinerator-could-used-make-19963834

13. Bus Station

Huddersfield bus station will undergo a major revamp both inside and out and the most striking feature will be a sweeping canopy with a living grass roof which will run right across the main frontage from Macaulay Square to Upperhead Row. Underneath the canopy there will be a ‘cycle hub’ for bike parking as well as seating and new planters.

More details can be found at: https://huddersfieldhub.co.uk/latest-image-of-new-look-20-million-huddersfield-bus-station-with-sweeping-canopy-and-real-grass-growing-on-roof/

14. Estates Building

Work will cover essential repairs and restoration of the historic features needed within the Grade II Listed Estate Buildings, to make sure the building will be fit for repurposing as a new residential development within the planned Huddersfield Blueprint timeline. New residents living in the town centre will help to support retail businesses and help nurture the culture, arts and leisure developments within the town centre.

More details can be found at: https://kirkleestogether.co.uk/2022/10/05/work-begins-to-prepare-historic-huddersfield-buildings-for-residential-development/

15. Accident and Emergency at Huddersfield Hospital

The new £15 million A&E at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary is on schedule to open in autumn 2023. This new A&E would be 50% bigger than the existing A&E at the other side of the hospital and the new facilities will be state-of-the-art.

More details can be found at: https://huddersfieldhub.co.uk/huddersfields-new-15-million-ae-to-open-in-august-2023-and-this-is-what-it-could-look-like-inside/

16. Byram Arcade

Important repairs to the roof of the historic Byram Arcade are also taking place as part of the Huddersfield Blueprint development at the Estates Building. Experience a piece of history in the oldest arcade of its kind in Huddersfield.

More details can be found at: https://byramarcade.com

17. Globe Mill

More Grade A workspace has been created at historic mill turned business complex The Globe. The canal side site in Slaithwaite is being developed by a partnership of Hartley Property Trust Ltd and Kirklees Council with more than £5m investment to convert two buildings into 80,000 sqft of space targeted at healthcare and medical companies.

More details can be found at: https://byramarcade.com

18. Huddersfield Town Hall

Currently work is underway with the Town Hall’s roof, installing more durable materials and improving rainwater drainage. Protecting the Grade II Listed building from damage and damp for decades to come. As part of this work, some important conservation work part of the town hall’s beautiful stonemasonry, and windows and flagpoles will be refurbished. There will also be repairs and redecoration to parts of the inside of Huddersfield Town Hall. This includes the mayor’s office, the hospitality room and adjoining small atrium, reception room, council chamber and civic office.

More details can be found at: https://kirkleestogether.co.uk/2023/04/26/repairs-and-restorations-to-huddersfield-town-hall/

Fibre Broadband Connectivity

CityFibre’s £30M investment in Huddersfield has already enabled thousands of residents and business to take advantage of next generation full-fibre broadband, with thousands more enabled by 2024.

More details can be found at: https://cityfibre.com/news/gigabit-speed-services-now-live-in-huddersfield


If you would like to know more and find out how you can be part of Huddersfield’s vision for the future email us or visit our contact page.

You can also find out further information by contacting our partners Business Kirklees, Kirklees Council and University of Huddersfield.

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