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Morgan Sindall celebrates topping out at £27.5 million landmark building for the University of Huddersfield

Pictured left to right: Pat Boyle (Managing Director Construction, Morgan Sindall); Professor Bob Cryan (Vice Chancellor, University of Huddersfield), and Chris Brown (West Yorkshire's High Sheriff)

Morgan Sindall has reached topping out at its landmark Oastler Building for the University of Huddersfield in Huddersfield town centre.

The 7,500 sq m, six-storey building is being developed in a prime campus location opposite the Shorehead roundabout between Queensgate and Wakefield Road in the town.

The £27.5 million building will provide a new home for the university’s Law School and the School of Music, Humanities and Media. It will also link into the university’s Student Central Building which was completed in January 2014, at a cost of £22.5 million.

The building has been designed to complement existing buildings within the university including both Student Central and the adjacent Creative Arts Building.

Pat Boyle, managing director of Construction at Morgan Sindall, said: “It is fantastic to see the building reach this stage and be here to celebrate the milestone with the university and other stakeholders.

“We have put the local community at the heart of our activity here with both our site team and procurement team taking every opportunity to ensure there’s a lasting local legacy from the build programme.

“We are sure the people of the town, the university’s students and staff will thoroughly enjoy this building once it is open and operating. It makes a real statement and we are privileged to be delivering it.”

Upon completion, by the beginning of 2017, the building will provide new teaching space including large tiered lecture theatres.

The eye-catching building, which will provide a new gateway building to both the university and the town centre was granted planning consent by Kirklees Council in April 2015.

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