Client: University of Huddersfield
Principal Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Scope Of Works: Groundworks & Hard Landscaping
Works Completed: June 2017

The Oastler Building at Huddersfield University is a £28 million extension to the existing buildings.  The building was designed with the intention of becoming the new home of Music, Humanities and Media, with additional classrooms for History, English, Linguistics and Modern Languages, Creative Writing and Film Studies.  Located to the front of the campus, the extension allows direct access to the Student Central Building, combining access to the library and leisure and eating facilities.

Designed with sustainability in mind, a major objective of the client was to deliver one of the greenest buildings on the University campus. Local suppliers were used to source key materials, including locally sourced Yorkshire stone cladding and steel for the building frame.

Subcontracting to Morgan Sindall, we were successful in securing the external groundworks and paving package, including:

  • 300m3 reduce level dig
  • 138m deep drainage
  • Concrete shuttering to in situ steps
  • Granite step cladding
  • 530m2 granite replica concrete paving
  • 215m granite replica feature banding
  • 145m2 clay paving
  • 100m2 natural Yorkstone paving

image source: www.hud.ac.uk