Event invites people to share ambitions for Halifax town centre

Think you know Halifax? branding and central market clock

Think you know Halifax?

An event at the Borough Market will showcase how the town is being transformed thanks to unprecedented investment.

It’s a chance for local people to see how their experience of Halifax will be changing for the better, and to get involved in the conversation about its vibrant and sustainable future.

At this ambitious and inspiring time for Halifax, over £100 million of funding from Calderdale Council, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Government is being invested into buildings, landmarks, travel, new walking and cycling routes and green spaces across the town, as part of the Council’s priorities for thriving towns and places and climate action.

The Council’s ‘Think you know Halifax?’ event will run over two days – Friday 13 October (12.30pm – 4.30pm) and Saturday 14 October (9.30am – 1.30pm) at the Albany Arcade in Halifax Borough Market.

People who live, work, visit or do business in Halifax will be able to talk to the Council’s Major Projects team and share their ambitions and ideas for regeneration in Halifax town centre, which includes:

Projects that have been delivered: 

  • Northgate House commercial development
  • Trinity Sixth Form Academy 
  • The Piece Hall transformation and the new Central Library 

Projects in progress: 

  • Halifax Borough Market transformation
  • New Halifax Bus Station 

Projects starting soon: 

  • A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre improvements
  • Victoria Theatre refurbishment
  • Creation of a Halifax Art and Heritage Trail
  • Creation of new public spaces in George Square

Feedback from people attending the event will help shape the new Halifax town centre delivery plan.

Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Halifax master planning and regeneration, said:

“It’s a really exciting time for Halifax. The widespread transformation will make life better for everyone who comes to the town, so we want them to be part of that and to share the excitement.

“Our ‘Think you know Halifax?’ event will celebrate the massive investment in Halifax, build awareness of our amazing regeneration projects, and connect local people with the Council so we can take on board their ideas, comments and concerns about the future of the town centre.

“We’re supporting thriving towns and places across Calderdale to boost economic growth, protect local heritage and the environment, create iconic new landmarks and give people greener, easier and healthier ways to get around, which will also help tackle the climate emergency.”

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said:

“Our biggest priority is making West Yorkshire an even better place to live.

“Investing in towns, like Halifax, in a way that meets the needs of our communities and helps create economic growth is key.

“Together we’re creating a brighter and better-connected future for all.”

Find out more about the projects and the vision for Halifax at link)

Get involved in the conversation using #ThinkYouKnowHalifax

The projects in Halifax are just one part of a whole range of investment throughout Calderdale. Read more at link)

The year 2024 marks Calderdale’s 50th birthday and there is less than a year to go. Where do we want to be by 2024? Get involved with #VisionCdale2024 and find out more at

The Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) competition aims to renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that improves experience, drives growth and ensures future sustainability. In May 2021, business case assessment was completed in accordance with HM Treasury’s green book appraisal criteria and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities allocated over £830 million to 72 places via the FHSF competition. link)

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