Award success for Heritage Quay

We’re thrilled to hear that our friends at Heritage Quay are celebrating winning the Buildings that Inspire category in this year’s Guardian Higher Education Awards.

Heritage Quay Buildings that Inspire

Heritage Quay houses University of Huddersfield’s Archives and Special Collections, made up of around 120 separate collections reflecting the history of Huddersfield and the surrounding area and are of local, national and international significance. We were involved in the project, developing an interactive Gesture Wall which provides and immersive experience for a wide range of visitors, as well as multi-touch tables which allow deeper exploration of archive themes.

The award recognises Heritage Quay as an interdisciplinary space that engages visitors from the under 5s to the over 90s through exhibitions and events, as well as providing learning, teaching and social space for students and staff at the University.

Sarah Wickham, University Archivist and Records Manager, said,

“Wide Sky were a key partner in shaping and delivering our inspiring building.  Their multimedia design has been crucial to underpinning what we can do in the facility – thank you team!”

It was a terrific project to be involved with and it has been great to see Heritage Quay going from strength to strength since opening in 2014. Congratulations on this well-deserved award.