In October 2019, Kirklees Council commissioned Beam to develop a Public Art Plan for Huddersfield Town Centre focussing on the 6 key regeneration areas.
This plan connects with Kirklees’ wider ambitions to improve the centre of Huddersfield alongside the developments laid out in the Huddersfield Blueprint.
Beam carried out extensive research and consultation with key stakeholders as well as holding an open community consultation day and managing an online public survey, the results of which directly influenced and shaped the final plan.
Over the next ten years Huddersfield Town Centre will come alive through a programme of temporary and permanent public art commissions that invite residents and visitors to – Smile, Explore, Unite and Create. Commissioned artists will take inspiration from Huddersfield’s rich heritage, diverse culture and unique landscape to produce high quality artworks that residents, visitors and audiences can enjoy through all the senses. The plan has recently received cabinet approval. The plan can be viewed HERE.