Queensgate Market is a covered indoor market in the center of Huddersfield. It is home to over one hundred shops open six days a week.
Bus Stop • Town Centre
Address: Princess Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SU, United Kingdom
Phone:+44 1484 223361
However it is also an architectural landmark.
Opened on April 6th 1970 the Queensgate Market Hall was built with a bespoke roof system of 21 asymmetric curved shells. The design allows for maximum light into the market and is considered to be the best example still standing of a retail market from the 1960s and 1970s.
In 2005 Culture Minister David Lammy listed the building as Grade II, stating, “It is an imaginative structure that combines innovative technology of its time to produce a dramatic space full of natural light with the striking focal point of the roof.”
The exterior of the building incorporates natural stone with exposed concrete and several art relief panels all individually sculpted by the artist Fritz Steller.
The Hall has been haled by local architecture expert Adrian Evans as “A spectacular combination of architecture, engineering and art.”
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