AHR appointed to new art, design and architecture project

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Architect AHR has won the design brief from the University of Huddersfield for a £30m development that will be the new home for the School of Art, Design and Architecture.

The Barbara Hepworth Building will measure 7,500m² over five storeys and be located alongside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Facilities will include design and construction studios, fine art studios, CAD computer laboratories, lecture rooms, research space, library and café.

Its the latest deal struck between the architect and university with AHR having worked on a number of new build and refurbishment projects for it, including the £28m Oastler Building, which was completed earlier this year.

Anthony Langan, director and education sector lead at AHR, said: “The University of Huddersfield is investing heavily in its estate, creating world-class facilities for students and staff.”