What We Do
We invite you to join us to:
Help create a vision for the development and improvement of the town’s built environment.
- Encourage high standards of design, architecture and town planning.
- Participate in debate and discussions to promote interest in the town’s architectural history and its future character.
- Ensure Kirklees Council and other public bodies implement the highest standards of design and town planning, preserving the best of the past and encouraging excellence in new developments.
- Safeguard our heritage, particularly those buildings at risk.
Our recent initiatives include:
- Development of a Town Centre Heritage Trail in association with the Huddersfield Local History Society.
- Promotion of the society’s annual Design Awards.
- Production of Information Boards at St George’s Square and Market Place.
- Development of the ‘Blue Plaque’ scheme.
- Developing printed trails and guided walks in association with the Discover Huddersfield partnership (www.discoverhuddersfield.com)
- Preparation of a Shop Front Design Guide in association with Kirklees Council.
- Events and walks to coincide with Civic Voice’s national Civic Week and Heritage Open Days which provide a chance to enjoy notable buildings not normally open to the general public.
- Submission of details of buildings registered on the regional ‘Buildings at Risk’ register.
- Continuing efforts to prevent inappropriate developments and improve the quality of design in respect of planning applications.
- Partnership working with the University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture and presentation of the annual Peter Stead award for an outstanding student project.
- A programme of talks, visits and social events including: evening visits to see local developments; presentations by the town’s leading architects; debates involving regeneration experts concerning our town’s future; heritage walks; visits further afield; presentations and social events.
Most events are free to members.