Calderdale is about to be transformed. Building on its heritage, its fine architecture, vibrant business sector and strong communities, the next chapter for Calderdale will see major investments in transport, public spaces and business premises.

Halifax, the largest town in Calderdale, is the focus for the first phase of work. Over the next few years many significant projects will improve this historic town, thanks to over £150 million investment.

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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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