Former Huddersfield Infirmary - Kirklees

Huddersfield's first infirmary was opened in 1831 to designs by architect John Oates. It was built in response to concerns about industrial accidents and funded by public donations. Originally set in landscaped gardens, its grand entrance was modelled on a Greek temple. Through later additions, its accommodation grew from 20 beds to 85 by 1885. It was last in use as a college. The roof is leaking significantly causing damage to the roof structure, walls and interior. The building has been subject to heritage crime. Its re-use forms part of a major mixed use development proposal, Trinity West.

Former Huddersfield Infirmary - Kirklees
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1228645
  • Local Planning Authority: Kirklees
  • Site Type: Health and welfare > Hospital


  • Building Name: Former Huddersfield Infirmary
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Kirklees
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Huddersfield
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Jane Jackson 01904 601880

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England