Locals select design for £3.1m redevelopment of town square

Majority choose Whitelaw Turkington to design Huddersfield town centre redevelopment.

A design by Whitelaw Turkington landscape architects for a £3.1m redevelopment of St George’s Square in Huddersfield town centre has won the public vote. Six companies were invited to pitch for the project, with three schemes put forward to the public. The design by Whitelaw Turkington — the firm behind the Mayor of London’s first “100 Public Squares” — won after receiving 67 per cent of the ballot. Director of the company’s northern office Guy Denton said: “It’s vital to have such positive support for the development of such an important public space.” The design involves the rerouting of Railway Street to create a large multifunctional pedestrian area that will become a centrepiece for the town. The area in front of Huddersfield railway station will be enhanced by a new fountain that will change at different times of day. The square will also be softened by four grass terraces and seasonal planting that will act as a natural amphitheatre where events can be viewed on a big screen.

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