A £22 million investment in the heart of Huddersfield will see the 300,000 sq ft Kingsgate Shopping Centre extended to create a new leisure destination.
Kingsgate Leisure will include an 8 screen cinema complex operated by The Light, 8 restaurants and bars, and a major extension to the existing Next retail store.
Developer WD Kingsgate Ltd has gained planning permission and Listed Building Consent for the scheme, which will add to Kingsgate's annual footfall of 8.5 million, generate around 260 jobs and contribute to the vitality and viability of Huddersfield town centre.
To complement a new entrance, a pedestrian zone in Cross Church Street will upgrade the streetscape, enhance the setting of listed buildings, and make a positive contribution to the Conservation Area.
King Street/Cross Church Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2QB