In 2011 HBD created a unique venture unlike anything we’ve ever undertaken, and a first for the UK. The Pennine Property Partnership was established with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to allow the local Trust to make viable investments and better serve the area, with HBD on board as an advisor and developer to deliver each project.
This alliance was initially set up to redevelop Acre Mill, a 50,000sq ft original mill building. The Trust had earmarked the site, seeing its potential as an HQ and outpatient building for its services. After this first phase was completed, the Partnership turned its attention to one of Huddersfield NHS Trust’s own assets – the former St Luke’s Hospital site.
The Hospital had long been closed and, after securing a grant for its transformation, it was able to be demolished, and we begin designing for its new purpose. When finished, the 22-acre St Luke’s site, which has been untouched for five years, will bring 226 new homes and restore the site’s community ties.
HBD are keenly committed to the Pennine Property Partnership, and the ongoing opportunities this creates between private and public space, helping Huddersfield to thrive.