Category Archives: Piece Hall

The awards just keep on coming! The latest wins for the Piece Hall transformation and Central Library and Archives project are for architectural excellence at the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Yorkshire 2018 Awards. The incredible Piece Hall and library in Halifax were on a shortlist of 13 buildings, and they scooped not one… read more … about More awards for The Piece Hall and Central Library and Archives>>

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>>

RICS awards

It’s celebration time once again as not one, but three more awards are added to The Piece Hall’s rapidly growing collection.  In the same week that the Grade I listed masterpiece proudly hosted the Tour de Yorkshire, it scooped three prestigious awards for its outstanding transformation.   The Piece Hall came top in this year’s… read more … about The Piece Hall celebrates awards hat-trick>>

Piece Hall civic trust award

Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell A History of England in 100 Places Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, judges the Industry, Trade & Commerce category from hundreds of public nominations in Historic England’s campaign Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance The… read more … about Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell a History of England in 100 Places>>

Thirteen buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire (Royal Institute of British Architects) 2018 Awards; the winners will be announced at an Awards evening at The Museum Gardens, York on Thursday 24 May. The buildings that have been shortlisted are: Albert Works, Sheffield by Cartwright Pickard Architects Leeds College of Music, Leeds by Group Ginger… read more … about 13 buildings shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire 2018 Awards>>

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>>

Tourism in Calderdale is worth an estimated £328 million per year, with visitors spending an estimated £253 million directly with local businesses.  Those are the findings from latest research (based on 2016 data) on the visitor economy in Calderdale, showing a continuing upward trend for tourism in the area. The research is detailed in the… read more … about Tourism on the up in Calderdale>>

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>>

Claire Slattery – The Piece Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire wins two Historic England Angel Awards including the overall UK winner. Last night the iconic Piece Hall and Claire Slattery, Calderdale Council’s Arts and Heritage Manager were awarded Best Rescue of a Historic Building and overall UK winner at the Historic England Angel Awards. Please see… read more … about Claire and The Piece Hall named Historic England Angel Award winners>>