Restoration works progress at prominent historic building

Work is now well underway on restoring Huddersfield town centre’s council-owned Estate Building, as part of a plan to bring new homes to the district.

The grade II listed property, opposite Huddersfield Railway Station, is set to be converted into apartments.

A Kirklees Council spokesman said: “For those considering making Huddersfield their home, the Estate Building will offer more than just a place to live – it will offer a piece of history.

“Furthermore, the meticulous restoration work ensures residents will enjoy a blend of old-world charm and modern comfort in the new residential apartments.

“The Estate Building restoration is a vital part of reviving the vibrancy of the town centre. It symbolises our community’s commitment to preserving our heritage and ensuring a bright future.”

Phase one of works on the 19th century building have included making it wind and watertight, undertaking essential stone works repairs, as well as preservation of ornate stones and other original features such as weathervanes, gutters, doors, railings, and gates.

The council says it is continuing to work with property company Thirteen Group to develop detailed proposals for the development of the Estate Building for residential use.

Kirklees Council has entered into an 18-month exclusivity period with Thirteen Group, beginning in June, at the end of which the business has the option to buy the property for residential development.

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