Arup has been selected by Kirklees Council as lead engineers to help deliver the ambitious £210 million vision for the regeneration of Huddersfield’s ‘Cultural Heart’.
The team – which also includes Turner & Townsend and Fielden Clegg Bradley – will work with the council to transform Huddersfield’s Queensgate area into an inclusive, vibrant hub. Arup will lead the engineering aspects of the project, which is a key part of the Huddersfield Blueprint.
Arup’s multi-disciplinary team will bring specialist engineering design to the delivery of new buildings and refurbishments, with a strong emphasis on heritage, sustainability and building performance.
The plans include a new entertainment venue, an art gallery, a new library, a food hall, a museum and a multi-storey car park. There would also be potential future uses including hotel, restaurants, bars, offices and homes.
The Huddersfield Blueprint is a ten-year vision to create a thriving, modern town centre that will be accessible, busy, inclusive, family-friendly, sustainable and a safe environment that will stay open longer.
It focuses on regenerating six key areas of Huddersfield Town Centre: Station Gateway, St Peter's, Kingsgate and King Street, New Street, the Civic Quarter and a new Cultural Heart in the Queensgate and Piazza area.