The renovation of the George Hotel’s exterior is almost complete – and new pictures have been published of the interior.

The wraps are coming off and the scaffolding coming down as the exterior renovation work on the landmark building is nearly complete.

Workers protected from the weather by sheeting have finished work restoring the hotel’s chimneys by reinforcing the stones with steel and using lime mortar to match them to the original look.

A lot of the roof has been retiled with slates and there has been a great deal of worn masonry repaired or replaced, along with windows.

The work has been carried out in close consultation with Historic England to make sure the Grade II listed building remains true to its look when it was built in the 1850s.

Scroll through our gallery of images below showing what the inside looks like now – and what it could look like when completed

The attention will now move into restoring the interior which has become very neglected over the years. The aim is to transform it into a Radisson RED hotel by the winter of 2024-25.

The Victorian Society has expressed concerns over demolition of the two wings facing Huddersfield Railway Station and also John William Street. The society says the demolition is ‘unnecessary.’ Planning permission has yet to be granted.

Radisson RED is a distinctive brand. Its décor isn’t generic and is designed to reflect a particular town or city.

Watch Kirklees Council’s latest video below:

  • Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting. Main image: Gerard Quinn.