Deposited Plan No. 16842

land bounded by Peel Street & Ramsden Street & Queensgate & Princess Street: New shops, retail market and superintendent's flat


Deposited Plan Number:16842
Date:28 January 1967
Plans Register:no data
Street:land bounded by Peel Street & Ramsden Street & Queensgate & Princess Street
Property Name / Number:New Market Hall & Princess Alexandra Walk
Area:no data
District:no data
Town:no data
Grid Reference:SE1453316365
Building Project:New shops, retail market and superintendent's flat
Applicant:The Murrayfield Real Estate Co. Ltd.
Applicant Address:York House, Great Charles Street, Birmingham
Architect:J. Seymour Harris & Partners
Architect Address:3-4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham15
Status of Project:no data
Contractor:Token Construction Co. Ltd. [contractor from March 1968] & Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons Ltd. [from late 1968]
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:1968
Work Completed:1970
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:Existing, Market hall name changed to Queensgate Market,Grade II Listed
English Heritage Listing:1391505 — listed on 4 August 2005 (old ID: 492030)
Location of Archives:no data
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:3677


Additional Information

The one place where modern architecture has really thought about the inner Huddersfield is in the new market hall. The designer here had a really difficult problem. It was a sloping site in which he had to fit this market hall. Although the outside was a bit glam, he really went to work on the inside. The firm was J. Seymour Harris who do a lot of town centre schemes up and down the country, and whoever was the designer in that firm really did Huddersfield proud here. To cope with the slope and to fit everything in he used concrete mushroom columns at intervals — mushroom because they splay out at the top and this could have been a structural gimmick; but here that are used to define spaces, to relate them, to bring the light in from the top so that you are at one with the building itself. That combined with the fact that the stalls are not regimented has made it a marvellously human place, the opposite of most indoor shopping centres. It is in-fact, and this is pretty rare in Britain — a real modern market.

Ian Nairn, The Listener 28 August 1975

Further reading :

  • The Architect, Patent glazing for Huddersfield's new market hall, Sept 1972 p95
  • Architectural Review, September. 1970, p200
  • Building, 29 Sept 1972, p82
  • Concrete, Vol 3 No 4 April.1969, Shell roofs for the market hall, Huddersfield pp160-1
  • Concrete Quarterly, No 88
  • Huddersfield Market, January-March 1971 pp30-32
  • Glass Age, Huddersfield Market, November.1972 p40
  • Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 6 April. 1970
  • County Borough of Huddersfield, The official opening of the new market hall, 6 April 1970
  • Marsden, Christopher; The architectural ceramics of Fritz Steller, Journal of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society; 2007 vol13 pp3-15.
  • Marsden, Christopher R; The engineering and construction of 21 asymmetric freestanding hyperbolic parabaloid umbrella concrete shells in Proceedings of the 2008 Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, Acapulco, Mexico, 27 October-31; Editor, Salinas, Juan Gerado Oliva; IASS Madrid 2008
  • Wright, Jon; Huddersfield's Grade II Market Hall under threat, C20, Winter 2008/9, pp. 6-7


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What's Nearby?

The following records are located within 100 meters:
RecordDistance (feet & meters)
Back Ramsden Street: Addition of Extra Story to Work Shop (1889) - plan# 198046ft14m
Back Ramsden Street: New Waiting Room to Vets Surgery (1896) - plan# 2503122ft37m
Ramsden Street: Photographic Studio (wood and glass construction) (1875) - plan# 480158ft48m
Queen Street South: Caretakers House (1896) - plan# 2494193ft59m
Back Ramsden Street: New Stable (Wood and Slate) (1888) - plan# 1857193ft59m
Back Ramsden Street / Queen Street South: New Store Shed (Brick) (1890) - plan# 2004204ft62m
Ramsden Street / Princess Street: Town Hall (1875)241ft74m
Queen Street South / Princess Street: New Rug Warehouse and Offices (1898) - plan# 198245ft75m
Ramsden Street: New Lavatory and W.C. (1890) - plan# 2086264ft80m
Ramsden Street: New Bar, W.Cs and 4 New Boxes to Theatre Royal (1895) - plan# 2419274ft84m
Ramsden Street: Heating Apparatus Shed to Theatre Royal (1896) - plan# 2510274ft84m
Ramsden Street: Addition of Wine Celler to Theatre Royal (1896) - plan# 2451274ft84m
Ramsden Street: Alterations to Theatre Royal (inc. Stair cases, W.C.s and Windows) (1900) - plan# 916274ft84m
Ramsden Street: Addition of Two New Staircases (1889) - plan# 1988274ft84m
Ramsden Street: Theatre Royal (rebuild after fire) (1880) - plan# 826274ft84m
Princess Street: Police Station286ft87m
Princess Street: Cooperative Stores Building292ft89m
Ramsden Street: Additions to the Theatre Royal (outhouses and urinals) (1878) - plan# 694292ft89m
Ramsden Street: Altered roof plan of Theatre Royal (1881) - plan# 932304ft93m
Ramsden Street: Addition of Dressing Rooms to the Theater Royal (1888) - plan# 1777304ft93m
Queens Street & Ramsden Street: New Baths (1879) - plan# 703308ft94m
Ramsden Street: Addition of Stained Glass and iron Veranda to the Theater Royal (1888) - plan# 1839318ft97m
Princess Alexandra Walk (formerly Ramsden Street): New Library (1940)328ft100m