Construction in Huddersfield:
Co-operative building

Firstly, construction in Huddersfield is something very close the heart of our company, this is our hometown and, whenever we get an opportunity to improve it, we’re always very keen to be involved in any way that we can be. Therefore, in 2019 when Big Red were  appointed as the main contractor on the old Co-Op project in Huddersfield Town centre, we were very keen to get to work. The iconic building is set to be renovated into 138 student apartments due for completion in 2020.

The 100-year-old building has many uses in the past from department store to a night club. This new development is sympathetic to the original heritage of the building and will see the inclusion of 3 additional floors fitted to the top of the building. The local council has had many complaints over the past few years that the building has become an eyesore, as you can see from the image above, this project will completely transform the look of the building.

Construction in Huddersfield
Big Red MD Mike Lomas with SKA Director Zeb Pervais

In the previous year Big Red were delighted to complete the demolition phase of the project as the principal contractor. This element removed all of the old fabric of the building and allowed us to start the construction phase with a relatively blank canvas.

Construction companies in Huddersfield
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Before Construction in Huddersfield

Major development projects like these are our bread and butter at Big Red, see more of our projects here. But, any time we can be a part of these projects in our hometown, it all adds to the excitement. We believe that construction in Huddersfield is something which benefits everybody in this brilliant town. In conclusion, we are incredibly pleased to be working with SKA Developments as well as other construction companies in Huddersfield to make this project a reality.

We will be adding progress reports of the Co-Op project, so stay tuned!

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    Big Red

    Tam House

    Brow Road


    HD1 4TP