Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Huddersfield in West Yorkshire was once a centre of textile manufacture and is now a popular university town. Our Huddersfield serviced apartments provide a flexible alternative to hotels, always stocked with a range of facilities to give you a suitable living space during your visit.
Huddersfield is the largest town in the Kirklees district of West Yorkshire, and amongst the largest towns in the country with an estimated population of two hundred and fifty thousand. For corporates coming to stay in Huddersfield corporate accommodation, the M62 motorway runs north of the town and connects nearby to other major motorway routes, notably the M1 down to London. Huddersfield is also a commuter town, sitting only ten miles south of Bradford and halfway between Manchester and Leeds.
The area does not lack in rurality either, with Huddersfield being a popular residing location for travellers visiting the Peak District National Park or Marsden Moor Estate. Thanks to its desirable location and easy accessibility, it is no surprise Huddersfield was voted the third happiest place to live in the UK.
Research suggests the earliest evidence of occupation in Huddersfield was from 2100BC on Castle Hill. It was also on Castle Hill where the famed Victoria Tower was constructed, in 1899, to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. The nineteenth century then proved to be an eventful century for Huddersfield. After receiving its market charter in the 1670s, the town grew to become incorporated as a municipal borough in 1868. The Town Hall construction came a decade later before the Rugby Football League began in 1895. Little did the fans and owners know the Huddersfield Giants would then become Rugby League champions seven times in the space of fifty years. In the same century, the Huddersfield Railway station, the Science and Mechanic Institute, and a National School were also all opened.
Although Huddersfield University is now the town’s biggest employer, it was also historically a textile manufacturing town. Textile manufacturers still produce there and other types of manufacturing, such as chemical and engineering, have also joined them. Corporates looking to relocate close to these establishments, and perhaps the 1,600 historically listed buildings across the town, can be sure that booking Huddersfield corporate housing provides the perfect opportunity to do so.
Huddersfield is arguably the biggest player in the economy of the Kirklees district. As well as being the biggest employer in the town and the third biggest in the district, the University of Huddersfield plays a huge role in the town’s strong economic performances. In fact, the University contributes an estimated £300 million to the local economy every year. Regarding foreign direct investment (FDI), Huddersfield has outperformed recently with projects increasing from 73 to 180 per cent over the last five years. Overseas corporates are clearly also encouraged by the town’s location. The town and its businesses have access to a market of seven million within an hour drive of the area and have easy entry to mainland Europe thanks to nearby Leeds Bradford and Manchester airports.
Furthermore, as part of an entire Kirklees district economic strategy, the focus will be placed on the Huddersfield Town Centre, strengthening its role on the area’s economy and revitalising its key sites. A supposed £10 million investment will be made to redevelop the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, which will draw more tourism to the town and, consequently create many job opportunities. The strategy also outlines other forms of investment. £150 million will go into the transport network and £70 million into digital infrastructure, with the hope to make Huddersfield the first ‘Gigabit’ town. Investment would appear to be the priority for the next few years in Huddersfield and the Kirklees District meaning, therefore, at this moment it is the best time to do business whilst staying in Huddersfield aparthotels.
Despite the ongoing ambitions from the local council to develop Huddersfield’s town centre, the people still take pride in the area’s rural attractions. Visitors to the town can venture from the comfort of their Huddersfield furnished short lets to explore some of the surrounding, beautiful countrysides. Immensely popular is Castle Hill. The hill was developed as an iron age fort, surrounded by defensive ditches and ramparts before a castle was added throughout the Middle Ages. The site is also home to Victoria Tower, mentioned previously, and a history which dates back over four thousand years. Castle Hill is understandably one of Huddersfield prized historic sites.
Likewise historically relevant and blessed with natural beauty is the Peak District National Park. Just slightly south of Huddersfield, the Peak District was the first of Britain’s national parks to be founded back in 1951. It spreads across nearly 1,500 square kilometres through five different counties in the heart of England. Of course, it is also a home for an abundance of British wildlife. What’s more, is the Park is also welcoming of visitors. Anyone can enjoy various beautiful walks, particularly up the highest point, Kinder Scout, fascinating caves and the stunning views.
A huge influx of tourists also stay in Huddersfield temporary housing because of their affiliation with the town’s football club. Since Huddersfield FC was promoted to the Premier League, the number of fans flocking to the John Smith's Stadium has only increased. The stadium is also immensely beneficial for not only the local economy but for the spirit of the town’s population who have great admiration for the club. SITU has a range of serviced accommodation based in Huddersfield which are ideal for fans looking to support their team and stay the entire weekend.
The town of Huddersfield has numerous fantastic qualities. These include a great location as a commuter town, a promising economic and development strategy as well as an abundance of already existing attractive and historic attractions. All of this is accessible when staying at Huddersfield serviced apartments.
Huddersfield benefits from being halfway between Manchester, Bradford and Leeds and their respective airports. Both Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Manchester (MAN) airports are no further than a fifty minutes’ drive away from the centre of Huddersfield.
Whilst North England’s intercontinental Manchester airport can be accessed by its train station, Leeds Bradford instead has a Flying Tiger bus service which connects the airport to Leeds train station, every half an hour, seven days a week.
The Huddersfield Railway Station was opened in 1847 and continues to serve the town and provide important train services to the likes of Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Hull and Leeds. The station is managed by TransPennine Express, and further information can be found on the company website: www.tpexpress.co.uk.
Both either side of the town, the next closest stations to Huddersfield are Lockwood and Deighton Railway stations.
Huddersfield Bus Station is the busiest in West Yorkshire, used by more than 30,000 passengers daily. Since its opening in 1974, the station has been owned by Metro.
There are twenty-eight bus stands at this station, which helps facilitate travel across West Yorkshire towns and beyond.