Grade Two college buildings on the market
The original Huddersfield College building has been put on the market for £1.25m.
The Grade Two listed Highfields in New North Road is being sold by Kirklees College. The building comprises of two interlinked buildings across 33,343 sq ft. It housed the college’s drama, music and creative arts department.
The original Huddersfield College was opened in 1839, when the building cost £5,000.
Mike Dove, partner with Leeds-based property consultancy Dove Haigh Phillips (DHP), who is advising Kirklees College, said: “It is rare that such a lovely heritage building, in a self-contained setting, so close to a bustling town centre, comes on to the market. This is a tremendous opportunity to buy wonderful premises in a prime location in a premier Yorkshire town.”
Melanie Brooke, deputy principal of Kirklees College cadded: “We are delighted to bring this splendid building the market following the relocation of our performing arts department to our new state-of-the-art Waterfront Campus.”
Dove added: “We believe Highfields will have multi-market appeal, with exciting residential, cultural and business uses. It has the winning combination of a contemporary ambience in a heritage setting.”
The main three-storey building comprises 25,767 sq ft of space, while the residential building at the rear, which is also three stories, has 6,464 sq ft of space.