A premier gateway site in Huddersfield is to be transformed into a mixed-use development, generating hundreds of sustainable jobs for the town.
The former site of Kirklees College has been purchased by Leeds-based developer Trinity One LLP for an undisclosed sum. The college had occupied the old 6.1 acre site since the 1960s and part of it was the original Huddersfield Hospital. It is situated on New North Road on the western side of the town’s ring road.
Mike Dove, of Leeds-based property consultants Dove Haigh Phillips, who brokered the deal between Trinity One and the college, said, “This prestigious site occupies a commanding gateway position overlooking the town centre.It provides a tremendous opportunity for a first-class mixed-use redevelopment, which will revitalise the town’s economy.”
“The 342,000 sq ft site, which includes the Majestic old Grade 2-listed hospital building, has immense potential. The development will feature an imaginative mix of retail, leisure, residential and office space, all of the highest quality and scale.”
“Talks are already advanced with a supermarket giant to provide a supermarket on site, while a major UK hotel chain is planning a new-build hotel there as well. These key deals will kick-start a development project which will transform an ailing area of land into an economic powerhouse.”…
Source: Property Magazine International