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Development Projects Changing the University of Huddersfield

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The University of Huddersfield is being transformed, with building projects totalling £71m either underway or due to start in the next 12 months.

The university's department of estates and facilities is overseeing a range of projects, including the creation of new facilities for the study of art, design and architecture as well as the £2m transformation of a listed building into an art cafe.

Other projects include a new £18.2m block that includes a floor designed to enable A-level and BTEC students to have access to advanced science equipment.

The largest development is the construction of the £30m Barbara Hepworth Building, which will be the new home of the university's School of Art, Design and Architecture and is due for completion in 2019.

Elsewhere, work has now finished on refurbishing the Joseph Priestley Building, which acts as the home for the university's School of Applied Science.

Work is also due to begin on an adjacent £18.2m science block with dedicated biology, chemistry and optometry labs.

A number of other improvements are also due to get underway that will upgrade existing university buildings.