News 07.09.2021

Sovereign Design House wins two Huddersfield Civic Society Awards

Sovereign Design House has won 'best refurbishment' and 'overall winner' in the Huddersfield Civic Society's annual awards.

Sovereign Design House at the University of Huddersfield is the redevelopment of a Grade II listed Bath House, originally constructed in 1955. The University of Huddersfield purchased the building as part of campus expansion plans, now converted into a unique restaurant and gallery space by architects AHR.

Gillespies designed the public realm setting for the former bathhouse. The surrounding landscape was designed to showcase local materials and provide a suitable setting for this listed building. The main entrance to the building is enhanced by terraced ramps, planting and informal seating to activate the edge of this new campus landscape.

The building is now open to the public and provides an intimate place to dine, socialise or visit the exhibitions.