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Huddersfield Leisure Centre - Creative Engagement and Public Art Project

Deadline: June 24, 2013, 9:00 am

Huddersfield Leisure Centre - Creative Engagement and Public Art Project

Work on a new multi-million pound leisure centre for Huddersfield has begun on the site of the former Springwood car park and is scheduled to open to the public in 2015. The new centre, which includes three pools, shall be accessible to all and will provide a facility that will enable people to participate in a wide range of sporting and leisure activities. The centre is situated on a prominent site in the town, being visible from the ring road. One of the main access routes to the centre is via an underpass below the ring road.

Kirklees Council is looking to appoint an experienced artist who can lead creative engagement activities and design a range of public art features that will enhance and link the outside and inside spaces of the centre. There is broad scope and potential for the inclusion of public art inside and outside the building including interior wall space; windows; upholstery; exterior paving; seating and street furniture; the underpass. There is potential for the use of a range of materials and treatments, including the possibility of digital projection.

The engagement and design work will take inspiration from and celebrate rich and diverse sporting heritage of the local area. Aspects of this local heritage and local people’s involvement will be reflected in the final public art features.

Submissions must be received by 9:00am Monday 24 June 2013 at the latest.
Submission by email is preferred.
Please ensure your email, including attachments, is no larger than 2MB.
Please send to Adele Jackson, Creative Communities Officer at [email protected]

If you would like a conversation in order to understand the project better, contact Adele on 01484 225703.

Click here to download the Project Brief.(90 KB)