Category Archives: Heritage

Halifax project, The Piece Hall Transformation, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall Transformation is competing in the Best Heritage Project category.  The project beat off stiff competition from over 700 organisations to reach the… read more … about Halifax in the running for prestigious National Lottery award>>

The next free taster tour at Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 3 June at 2pm and will focus on the industries by which Todmorden prospered.  The 1896 Town Crest, which sits in Todmorden Town Hall, strongly shows the heritage of the town, declaring “By Industry we Prosper”. This free tour, led by the Todmorden… read more … about Discover the industrial heritage of Todmorden>>

Another week, another accolade for Halifax, as The Piece Hall and The Central Library and Archives scooped both the Regeneration and Yorkshire Project of the Year awards at the regional RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(external link) Awards 2018. The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and… read more … about RICS recognition for The Piece Hall and Library>>

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Calderdale Council has pledged its commitment to continue with plans to transform Todmorden Town Hall. The Todmorden Development Board has already earmarked £121,000 to invest in the building and this will still go ahead, despite a recent bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund being turned down. A partnership of Calderdale Council, Todmorden Town Council, Todmorden… read more … about Investing in Todmorden Town Hall>>

The spotlight is on The Piece Hall in Halifax once again, as the world-class destination’s impressive lighting scheme has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award. As part of the transformation of the Grade I listed building which reopened last August, Calderdale Council was keen to introduce new lighting to showcase the building’s classical beauty… read more … about The Piece Hall shines bright with international award nomination>>

The success of the multi-million pound transformation of Halifax’s Piece Hall has been recognised in a national report on the conservation of historic buildings and monuments. ‘The Heritage Statement 2017’, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, outlines the Government’s vision and strategy for heritage and the historic environment. A case study on… read more … about Heritage report celebrates Piece Hall re-opening>>