Huddersfield Regeneration

A scheme planned to regenerate Huddersfield town centre has been submitted for a planning application.

The project by Kirklees Council’s Cultural Heart project is proposing knocking down the main shopping mall and replacing with a concert venue.

Full planning permission and associated applications for listed building consents have been submitted following months of public consultation.

The plans will include a new public park, a multi purpose 2,200 capacity events venue, multi-storey car park, art gallery, the repurposing of the library building to become a museum, together with the refurbishment of the old Queensgate Market building to house a food hall and the new library.

If these plans are approved the existing Piazza Shopping Centre will be demolished.

The Cultural Heart project is the principal element of Kirklees Council’s wider Huddersfield Blueprint, a 10 year plan to improve the town centre. These new proposals hope to reinvigorate listed buildings and spaces and create an exciting town centre environment.