Huddersfield Gem
Detail of ceiling and sculpture

||| Co-operative Building |||

||| Market Makers |||

||| Press Releases |||
  1. 29 March 2010
  2. 3 February 2009
  3. 1 October 2008
  4. 5 August 2008
  5. 9 June 2008
  6. 5 November 2007
  7. 18 October 2006
  8. 10 October 2006
  9. 3 July 2006
  10. 4 August 2005
  11. 28 October 2004
  12. 21 September 2004
  13. 30 August 2004
  14. 15 August 2004
  15. 10 July 2004
  16. 20 June 2004

||| Texts |||

||| Links |||
Civic and architectural organisations:

Huddersfield redevelopment proposals:


Press articles:

Shell structures:


Tiles and ceramics:

||| home |||
||| Press Release 28 October 2004 |||
Huddersfield gem welcomes open day for Huddersfield's Queensgate Market, Saturday 6 November.

Kirklees Council today announced, at short notice, the first ever open day for Queensgate Market Hall.

On Saturday 6 November there will be tours of the building to include the former market offices that form the two-storey panoptical structure in the middle of the market, the restaurant at first floor level now used as market offices (this has views across the market and the town) and its roof terrace. There will also be tours of the lower floors of the market that are used to supply the market.

Chris Marsden of Huddersfield Gem said "We thank the council for taking this step in participative consultation and encourage anyone with an interest in buildings to take up this unique opportunity to see this unique and innovative 1970 building. When people have seen the building with a fresh eye I expect them to want to take part in the consultation".

To take part in the public consultation on the proposed grade 2 listing of Huddersfield’s Queensgate Market send your comments to:
Queensgate Market Hall Consultation,
Elaine Pearce,
Historic Environment Case Manager
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
View the Kirklees Metropolitan council press release.

Notes for editors

For further information and pictures please contact Christopher Marsden:
  1. Kirklees Metropolitan Council is considering seven options to redevelop the area around the Huddersfield's 1930's library. Some of these options involve demolishing the Queensgate Market Hall.
  2. The market hall is currently being considered by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport for listing because of historic or architectural interest.
  3. Huddersfield Gem aims include the study, promotion of interest in and ensuring the future of the Queensgate Market Hall building. Gem will work in partnership with other groups and organisations to identify the best options for the building and its users.
Hypars from the ring road

||| Gallery |||
Market Hall:

Virtual Market Hall:

Ceramic sculpture with hypar behind
||| email Huddersfield Gem ||| |||

Thumbnail gems