Faith Centre, University of Huddersfield
Morgan Sindall Yorkshire have recently completed the University of Huddersfield’s new Faith Centre, marking the latest stage of the contractor’s work on the Yorkshire university’s estate.
Third project for the University of Huddersfield, along with Barbara Hepworth and the Oastler Building
Achieving WELL standard
At a Glance
The 1,000 sq m. two storey Faith Centre provides a community space, congregational hall, separate male and female Muslim prayer rooms, Christian and multi-faith room, separate male and female Wudu rooms and a Chaplain’s office.
Additionally, the Faith Centre – which meets the global WELL standard - will also incorporate learning and support areas, an equipment store, and accessible male and female toilets.
External remodelling means the existing road networks will be pedestrianised, enabling the £4.5m Faith Centre to serve as a focal point of the campus.
The project was managed by project manager Steve Barratt and completed in autumn 2022. It is the latest collaboration between Morgan Sindall Yorkshire and the University, following the completion of the Barbara Hepworth Building in 2019 and the Oastler Building in 2017.
Steve Barrett, project manager for Morgan Sindall Construction, said:
“We’re very proud of our work over recent years with the University of Huddersfield, creating one of the most visually stunning learning facilities in the country with the Barbara Hepworth Building.
“Students are unable to reach their learning potential without fulfilling their needs outside of the lecture hall, library or lab. It’s therefore a privilege for Morgan Sindall Construction to work with the University in delivering this new Faith Centre, which will be a welcoming place for prayer and reflection for students and staff of all faiths.”
Professor Tim Thornton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Huddersfield, said:
“We are very excited to be working with Morgan Sindall Construction on this latest development on campus, which will provide a brand-new Faith Centre right at the heart of campus. The new centre will continue to provide a multi-faith community for students and staff to pray, relax and socialise in. This purpose-built facility will be set in a modern and attractive new building which will meet the global WELL standard, supporting the University’s drive towards wellbeing and sustainability for our students, staff, faith advisers and chaplains to enjoy.”