The Piece Hall reopens on Yorkshire Day
The Halifax Piece Hall reopened on 1 August “Yorkshire Day” after a 3 year, £19m restoration project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Calderdale MBC and other donors. The historic bell was rung at 10.00 a.m. to signify commencement of trading as in its heyday and this tradition will continue daily. By popular vote Halifax’ celebrated gold medalist Paralympian Hannah Cockroft rang the bell following formal speeches by the Lord Mayor of Calderdale, the Leader of the Council and representatives of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Piece Hall Trust all introduced by Harry Gration and watched by large crowds.
The Piece Hall is a magnificent public square and a unique Grade 1 Listed Georgian cloth hall constructed in 1779 originally with over 300 textile cloth trading units. Following an extensive restoration the Piece Hall now contains some 52 units with The Piece Hall Story Interpretation Centre, a range of bars, cafes, restaurants and speciality retail outlets. With direct connecting links from the Piece Hall to the adjoining Orange Box Young Peoples Centre, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts Cornerstone Development and the new Halifax Central Library development and with the proposed Leeds Beckett University Business Centre planned nearby the Piece Hall Quarter of Halifax is currently undergoing major rejuvenation.
Walker Singleton were members of the Business Planning Team in the successful Heritage Lottery Grant application and are Clothiers Corporate Members of The Piece Hall.