Development partner named for Rugby League birthplace renovation

Queensberry has been appointed by Kirklees Council for the redevelopment of The George Hotel in Huddersfield, noted as the meeting place of the clubs which founded the Rugby League in 1895.

The George Hotel is a Grade II listed building on the corner of St George’s Square.

Together with the council and architects Bowman Riley, Queensberry will refurbish the main Grade II listed element and the construction of a significant  extension to the rear, to transform the decaying building into an enticing hotel destination.

The firm said it will be involved throughout the project working alongside the Council on aspects of the development from concept and feasibility, Hotel Operator Procurement, HMA completion, and now the detailed construction, fit-out design, and construction delivery.

Queensberry said the project would ensure the history of the building is maintained whilst delivering with its appointed partner Raddison Red, an exciting, aspiring and thriving hotel and business designed to welcome an ever-increasing number of visitors into the town centre.

The hotel will consist of 91 hotel bedrooms, a ground-floor restaurant and bar to seat 70 people, a separate Banqueting Hall to seat 100 people, plus meeting and leisure facilities. The current phase of works involving the restoration of the existing façades and roofs will complete in May 2023, planning for the redevelopment is expected in June 2023 along with the appointment of a main contractor.

Construction is expected to  begin in September of 2023 with the hotel opening in the Spring/Summer of 2025.

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