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Crown House In Huddersfield To Be Converted Into Student Housing

clock iconCreated At:22 March, 2023
write iconCreated By:Passant Mohamed
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Crown House, an abandoned old government building in the heart of Huddersfield, is being converted into flats with no exterior changes.

Prior to its closing in 2019, the 11-story structure housed the Huddersfield Job Centre.

The building was originally used by the Department for Work and Pensions after it was built in the 1970s.

Several planning proposals have been made since the closure, but none have been approved until now.

Abode Manchester 2 Ltd has applied to Kirklees Council for permission to build 198 studio flats over nine storeys for student-only living accommodation.

The studios will vary in size from 20 to 31 square meters and will include en-suite bathrooms, desk areas, kitchen facilities, built-in storage, and modern design features.

According to the planning application, the building will cater to international students, and new frontage cladding will complement the National Health Innovation Campus's design.

The interior of the structure is said to be in poor condition and has apparently been vandalized.

A decision on the application is expected in May 2023 after the public consultation period on the plans ended in early March.

This new addition to the student housing market in Huddersfield is highly beneficial to students, as the building is located in a vibrant area, close to several facilities and institutions.


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