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.

This website will tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening, where and when. You can also sign up for updates and be the first to know about our new schemes.  



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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Halifax Visitor Centre on the move

Halifax Visitor Centre will be open for more days per week when it moves into its beautiful new home at the newly built Central Library and Archive.

At the moment the Calderdale Council-run centre is based in the current Central Library on Northgate in Halifax, which opens five days a week.

When the new Central Library and Archive opens next to the Piece Hall, both the library and the visitor centre will be open six days a week.

11th July, 2017

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