Published: 18th Mar 2020

Kirklees Council has purchased the historic George Hotel in Huddersfield, which is famous for being the birthplace of Rugby League in 1895. The purchase forms part of the council’s ‘Huddersfield Blueprint’, which focuses on regenerating six key areas in the town centre – Station Gateway, St Peter’s, Kingsgate and King Street, New Street, the civic quarter and a new ‘cultural heart’ section. According to the local authority, it will look at delivering five key objectives for Huddersfield’s town centre – a vibrant culture, art, leisure and nightlife offer, thriving businesses, a great place to live, improved access and enhanced public spaces. The Grade II-listed George Hotel is famous for being the birthplace of rugby league in 1895. The hotel was built in 1851 and closed in January 2013, where it has since stood derelict. It sits on St George’s Square and is opposite Huddersfield Train Station. Cllr Peter McBride, Cabinet Member … (To read the full article, subscribe below)