Kirklees College (formerly Huddersfield Technical College)


Project Value: £55m

Client/Contractor: Kirklees College/Allen Build

Start/End Date: 2008 to Mid 2013

Relocation of the existing Further Education College Campus to the landmark “Waterfront Quarter” redevelopment within the centre of Huddersfield. The prime objective of this development was to provide a 21st Century ‘state of the art’ learning facility in the centre of Huddersfield.

This £55m College development consists of a series of significant new buildings, comprising a nine storey in-situ concrete frame multi-block, eight storey in-situ frame main block and a four storey steel frame construction block. A feature component of the building is the glass fronted ‘street’ which is framed in feature quality steelwork, supported by the main concrete frame.

WML were originally appointed in 2006 as part of the design team to extend the original existing Huddersfield Campus site. Following a review by the Learning Skills Council, the extension scheme was abandoned and the team was commissioned to carry out feasibility/options appraisal study of alternative development sites. WML took a proactive role in this options appraisal working closely with the team and the cost consultant to advise on Structural implications and identify costs abnormalities of the various sites.

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