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


We started work on the widening of Salterhebble Hill in late August 2017 and are still working on delivery. The works are at the half way point and, due to severe weather condition throughout the winter, causing some delays; we are due to complete this part of our work autumn 2018.


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 -

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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Our new Central Library opens – the next chapter!

Readers young and old will have the chance to explore the new Central Library and Archives in Halifax, when it opens to the public for the first time at 9.30am on Tuesday 5 September.

This is the next stage of the remarkable transformation of Halifax Town Centre, with the new library opening next to the Piece Hall and Square Chapel creating a vibrant cultural, heritage and learning quarter.

23rd August, 2017

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The Piece Hall is open.

​At 10am on Yorkshire Day the bell above the west gate was rung by Hannah Cockroft MBE, echoing the first day of trading at The Piece Hall on 1 January 1779. The opening marks the transition of the management of the building from the Council to The Piece Hall Trust and is a celebration of the restoration and transformation of the Grade I listed building.

4th August, 2017

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A629 Phase 1a start date announced.

Work to widen the A629 at Salterhebble will begin later this month as part of a series of works on the route between Halifax and Huddersfield. To minimise disruption during the works, which will start on August 21, a detailed traffic management strategy has been developed, with multiple individual lengths of highways being worked upon in turn.

4th August, 2017

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Halifax Town Centre Public Event

Calderdale Council hosted a public information event at Halifax Town Hall on Tuesday 18 July. On display was the preliminary design, traffic model and artists impressions of the proposed transformation scheme for Halifax Town Centre; aimed at reducing congestion, improving facilities for pedestrians and increasing the amount of public realm.

19th July, 2017

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Putting back the hands of time

Square Church clock has been restored as part of the new Central Library and Archive in Halifax, West Yorkshire. 

When it opened in 1857, Square Church, with its 235 ft (71.5 m) clock tower and spire, was taller than any other building in the town and soon became a prominent local landmark.  

The church closed in 1969 and the roof and interior were destroyed by fire in 1971.  The majority of the building was demolished in 1976, however the tower and spire remain largely intact and it is one of the three principal steeples of Halifax.  

11th July, 2017

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