Work is underway to construct a dramatically-sited, £30 million building that will be the new home for Art, Design and Architecture. Named the Barbara Hepworth Building – after the famous West Yorkshire-born sculptor – its main frontage overlooks the picturesque Huddersfield Narrow Canal that runs through the heart of the University’s campus.
Oastler Building announced as the 'Best Education Building'
The Oastler Building has won its first award for 'Best Education Building', conferred by the West Yorkshire Local Authority Building Control Awards. The Oastler was also shortlisted for the national grand-final and the Building Magazine's Building of the Year award. The £28 million Building, is the home for the Law School and Humanities department with state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities.
Phase one of the Joseph Priestley Building redesign has recently completed, as part of an overall £30 million investment in science facilities. The lowest three of the four storeys have been completely remodelled internally. The external appearance has also changed, with a new façade – featuring finned metal cladding – that harmonises with the aesthetics of the surrounding campus.
The Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre is an initiative of the Leeds-based Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA), in collaboration with the University, which provides 300 square metres of exhibition space plus archival expertise and facilities for school and community education. The Centre is due to open in March 2018.