New look Piece Hall takes shape
The multi-million pound transformation of the historic Halifax Piece Hall is making rapid progress.
The first stages of the multimillion pound development of the Piece Hall that will transform the 236-year-old building are gathering pace. The Transformation Project works are funded by Calderdale Council and has received a major award from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the conservation programme and the provision of heritage interpretation, learning and volunteering from 2016.
Contractors Graham Construction is making progress on the transformation works using heritage stonemasons to deliver the comprehensive programme of conservation repairs to the historic fabric of the building.
Other work is focussing on preparing the site for infrastructure improvements and major work on the courtyard.
Councillor Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “There continues to be great progress with con- struction work happening inside and outside the Piece Hall.
“We are also grateful to the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Wolfson Trust for additional generous support to help realise our ambitions for the Piece Hall.”
The £20m 72-week development of the historic building started on October 27, 2014, and is set to be completed in 2016.
Gary Hughes, GRAHAM Construction regional director, said: “We are pleased to say we are making excellent progress with the refurbish- ment as well as the construction of the new library and central archive.
“Our strong partnership with Calderdale Council and our supply chain has ensured that the work is on schedule and that the local community is being kept fully informed along the way.”
There continues to be great progress with construction
Brian Stephenson, site manager at the Piece Hall development