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Celebrating succes with the Halifax Civic Trust

On Thursday 10th May we were honoured to receive an award from the Halifax Civic Trust for our renovation of Princess Buildingsin Halifax.

11th May, 2018

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Driving economic growth - how we’re progressing on the A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill

Last month, Calderdale Councillors visited the work site at Salterhebble to take a look at the major transport investment project.

Councillor Tim Swift, Leader of the Council, and Councillor Barry Collins, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, visited the site at the A629 to see the progress made and to hear about what’s next.

9th May, 2018

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Investing in our local community

 

Working with contractor, Jackson, to deliver the first project as part of our A629 improvement programme, not only means working with a high quality civil engineering company, it also means working with a dedicated team that work with the local community.

Since being awarded the contract to work with us to deliver the A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project last year, Jackson have employed trainees, engaged with the community and recruited locally.

4th May, 2018

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Next steps for the A629 improvement programme

As part of our major A629 improvement plans, we're revealing preliminary designs to improve the highway positioning at the Jubilee Road junction.

Improvement plans include:

16th April, 2018

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Creating a world-class train station

We're excited to share our early designs showing how Halifax train station could be transformed to improve access to the town and boost economic growth.

Around two million people use Halifax train station every year, and we have an ambitious target to see 50% more rail trips in 2026 than in 2016. Improving the station and the way people access it will help meet future demand. It will also improve the travel experience, create a more attractive environment and boost the local economy by increasing investment, jobs and tourism.

26th March, 2018

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Top class leisure facilities for Calderdale

 

We're progressing plans for exciting, new leisure facilities in Halifax

We have explored a number of options for the future of leisure in Halifax and our chosen approach brings together both leisure centre facilities and a swimming pool at the existing North Bridge site. Due to the significant maintenance required to operator and update the existing facilities, a recent feasibility study concluded that the combined approach would be the most cost effective solution, by incorporating the existing main sports hall and viewing balcony.

21st March, 2018

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Making progress at Salterhebble Hill

The work will reduce travel times, especially in the southbound direction, by widening Salterhebble Hill to four lanes; remodelling the junctions at Dudwell Lane and Dryclough Lane; improving access to the hospital in Dryclough Lane; upgrading each Pelican crossing; installing new traffic light technology, introducing improved co-ordination between the signal installations and improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists and public transport.

 

6th March, 2018

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Proposals for a Halifax Town Centre District Heat Network.

District Heat is a proven technology which is currently undergoing a renaissance in the UK thanks to national policy support. Initial work on a system for Halifax has returned encouraging  signs that this low carbon system could be deployed alongside other projects to support our historic buildings and help our local economy.

24th January, 2018

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Elland's Next Chapter

Starting with the ambition for a new railway station in Elland, the next few years will see massive investment and opportunity in the historic town. Senior business leaders and local stakeholders were invited to shape the future of Elland at a unique breakfast event on the 29th September 2017.

Please  check out our YouTube video summarising the event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sHXBbhHneM

17th October, 2017

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Halifax town centre (A629 Phase 2) scheme moves a step forward

The major upgrade to the town centre (A629 Phase 2) is one part of the Council’s work to reduce congestion on the A629 route between Halifax and Huddersfield and to boost the local economy, under the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund programme.

Councilor Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “Halifax is already seeing ground-breaking development, including the transformed Piece Hall and Square Chapel, the new Central Library and Archives and the upcoming university business centre.

25th September, 2017

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