Huddersfield theatre in student flats plan

Conservationists hope a Huddersfield theatre can escape the wrecking ball.

Developer Kirkgate Residence Ltd has asked Kirklees Council for permission to convert the former Palace Theatre into student flats.

The building, on the site of an earlier theatre which hosted Harry Houdini, is scheduled to be demolished, partly to allow the nearby Kingsgate Centre to expand. But the theatre could now be saved. Kirkgate Residence wants to convert the building into 23 flats to accommodate 87 students …

View original article