Huddersfield Civic Society

The society is associated with the national movement (Civic Society Initiative, Civic Voice) and aims to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning. We wish to stimulate public interest and pride in caring for the town in the tasteful treatment of its existing buildings and in the improvements of its amenities. These conservation principles for earlier buildings are displayed by the Yorkshire Building Society Building in St George's Square, the Henry Street and Aspley warehouses conversions into flats and most recently, John William Court and the Highfield Annexe of the Technical College. We are not a preservation body and spend as much time looking forward as looking back. We welcome new buildings of quality which are in sympathy with their surroundings even if this involves the demolition of existing buildings. Examples of good new buildings are the Galpharm Stadium, incinerator/recycling complex and the Springwood housing development. There are Civic Societies active in various parts of Kirklees and Calderdale and our particular sphere of interest approximates to the old County Borough of Huddersfield.

Civic Award presented to congratulate the governors of Huddersfield Technical College on the restoration of this listed building. It was designed by J P. Pritchett and built as a school in 1840. From 1909 to 1958 it was Huddersfield College, a boys' grammar school, and in 1975 became an annexe of Huddersfield Technical College.

Kirklees College Huddersfield Centre, New North Road, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Priestroyd Mills, a former iron works built in 1869

Firth Street, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Taylor Hill Centre

Close Hill Lane, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

the new Castle Hill School

Newsome Rd, Huddersfield, United Kingdom