Redevelopment plans revealed for George Hotel, the birthplace of rugby league

The George Hotel in Huddersfield is set for huge redevelopment and will become home to the National Rugby League Museum and you could have a say on the plans.

The site of the George Hotel is currently under planning for a new £20 million redevelopment and rebuild, and with that planning application set to be submitted before 2023 members of the public are invited to have their say.

Plans have already seen the number of rooms increase from it’s 2013 figure of sixty to a new revamped ninety one rooms and the Kirklees Council, who own the building, are intent on giving customers an upmarket experience with the Radisson Hotel Group having agreed a deal.

The significance of the Hotel is that it will also host the National Rugby League Museum, the site being specifically selected given that Rugby League was born there in an 1895 breakaway meeting from the Rugby Football Union.

As such the Hotel, which is located a twenty minute walk away from the Huddersfield Giants’ John Smith’s Stadium, will be popular among rugby league fans far and wide.

Councillor Graham Turner said: “The George Hotel is a key part of Huddersfield’s heritage and I am pleased that we are ever closer to securing the future of this iconic building with a quality hotel operator.

“The future is bright for our town centres as long as we remain committed to investing in them and supporting businesses.”

The plans are available for viewing on the council website with suggestions, comments and consultation open until December 9th with construction set for 2023 and a targeted opening date of Christmas 2024.

To have your say you can visit the council website here.

Credit: HuddersfieldHub
Credit: HuddersfieldHub
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