Project Brief: Transform a castings site into the most desirable student residences in Huddersfield. The site is located in one of Huddersfield’s most historic and picturesque riverside locations, close to the town centre and just a stone’s throw from the University of Huddersfield. The scheme reinstates historic street frontages and redefines the river’s edge, creating a newly landscaped riverside walkway. At the heart of the scheme is a private landscaped courtyard around which the new buildings are arranged. The accommodation will have a choice of street, courtyard, or riverside aspect, some with clear views of the Newsome Hills.
The internal courtyard will be the heart of the development, providing a secure, high-quality landscaped area for the students. The scheme will create 653 new bed spaces, comprising 5 and 6 bedroom clustered accommodation with individual bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and communal kitchen/ dining and living spaces.
Project carried out by K4/ Kinetic during John Shakeshaft’s time as Director.