Since 2010, £80 million has been spent on campus development, making sure our students have access to some of the best facilities in the country, with the latest development being the Barbara Hepworth Building – the home of the School of Arts and Humanities. A beacon of innovation, the open studio environment empowers students through the co-location of disciplines with the same learning spaces.

Designed for experimentation, students have the opportunity to develop, curate and exhibit their work in innovative spaces, utilising fully extensive and leading workshop facilities such as 3D printers for rapid prototyping and modelling, laser cutters, Wacom drawing tablets, virtual reality and motion tracking sensors, print and dye, maker library, photography studios, advanced 3D technologies, digital print centre, specialist studios and software and the ability to get access to all facilities and much more.

Named after the famous West Yorkshire born sculptor, the building's main frontage overlooks the picturesque Huddersfield Narrow Canal that runs through the heart of the University's campus.

Winner of Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence awards, shortlisted for Education Estates Innovation in Delivering Value and shortlisted for the RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2020


Take a walk through the Barbara Hepworth Building

Barbara Hepworth Building

Welcome to the new Barbara Hepworth Building situated on Queen Street South in Huddersfield. This video provides an overview of the facilities and studio spaces we have to offer for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Arts and Humanities.