Pioneer Higher Skills Centre, Dewsbury

Located in a Victorian Grade II Listed building in the heart of Dewsbury.

The historic building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility as part of a £14 million restoration and refurbishment project. The centre combines the perfect mix of modern facilities, whilst maintaining many original heritage features, to provide an ideal study environment.

This specialist centre caters for creative and digital industries, higher-level qualifications, apprenticeships, work skills and adult learning. It’s here where many young people can access further qualifications once they have completed their initial programme of study. This site includes a range of teaching facilities including labs and workshops as well as a Learning Resource Centre, Starbucks café and student break out areas.

Pioneer House forms part of the wider restructuring of the Dewsbury Campus. KPP acted as lead consultant and provided a full scope of architectural services including planning and interior design.




Dewsbury College


£4m (fit out)


500,000 sq ft

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