Kirklees Council is likely to take a decision to sell land at Southgate in Huddersfield to make use of the ‘limited offer’.
The land, which is close to the A62 Ring Road, has long been regarded as a prime town center location. However, no so long ago, the building was transformed into a temporary 230-space-long-stay car parking to partially replace the 588-space multi-story on Alfred Street next to the Queensgate Market.
Earlier, the West Yorkshire Police was looking to establish its divisional headquarters at the vacant site, but later it set up its base at Dewsbury.
Also, the talks between the council and the University of Huddersfield to use the area in order to expand the campus proved futile.
Interestingly, for many years, Southgate was a site of the former Huddersfield Sports Centre, which shut down in 2015. Later, the site was supposed to be redeveloped as a Tesco, but later it was shelved.
In 2016, the Kirklees Council bulldozed the sports center and in the following year in 2017, and the plan was put forward to open the facilities such as offices, housing colonies, and research and development at the site.
At that time, the then Deputy Leader of the Council, Chancellor Shabir Pandor has stated that it was important for the council to get the best possible deal for Kirklees.
The final decision to sell the land is likely to be made on November 18.