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||| Press Release 18 October 2006 |||
Huddersfield Gem offers accompanied walks around Huddersfield's town centre redevelopment scheme
To assess the new Queensgate Revival project proposals Huddersfield Gem is offering accompanied walks around the project site.
By taking the all published plans and drawings with us on a one hour walk we will be able to assess changes proposed, see how the townscape would change and the impact on the listed and other important buildings.
Huddersfield Gem co-ordinator Christopher Marsden said "A group walk will allow people to a good look at the area, share views in informal way, generate proposals and look at alternatives".
Meet at the bottom of Huddersfield Library steps at 11:00 on Saturday 21st October, Saturday 28th October and Saturday 4th November. All welcome.
Gem member and architect, Adrian Evans said, "The listing of Queensgate Market gave it a degree of protection. The question now is do the regeneration proposals make best use of this unique and beautiful structure?
"It is important that the regeneration plans for the area work. The design concepts must be based on the reality that Huddersfield has first rate architecture in the market hall, library and town hall. The provision of new retailing opportunities, library and arts provision, car parking and attractive, functional useful open urban spaces are essential for the continuing prosperity and well being of the town centre".
Huddersfield Gem aims to study, promote and ensure the future of the Queensgate Market Hall and the Huddersfield Co-operative extension. Gem will work in partnership with other groups and organisations to identify the best options for the buildings and users.