A major project contributing to the regeneration of North Halifax has reached a key milestone, with the construction contractor being announced for the Mixenden Community Hub scheme.
Following a thorough tender process, Calderdale Council has appointed Code Building Solutions to build the Hub.
This project is part of the wider Strategic Plan for North Halifax, reflecting the Council’s commitment to investing in the area in line with its priority for thriving towns and places across Calderdale. The project complements several major improvement schemes that are already underway, and further significant investment planned for North Halifax.
Mixenden Community Hub will provide a range of facilities all on one site, including:
- A Primary Care Network Hub for North Halifax to deliver community healthcare services, in addition to the existing nearby GP surgery and supported by the Calderdale Cares Partnership
- A shop or office space for rent
- A community garden
- A library with easy-to-access facilities, advice and IT equipment in a modern, welcoming environment.
The Hub will be a focal point for the local community, improving access to services and opportunities.
Construction work is due to start in spring 2023 and will ensure that the building performs to a high environmental standard. Features such as the community garden and systems to collect and slowly release rainwater will help with flood resilience and biodiversity, supporting Calderdale’s climate action priority.
Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, said:
“We look forward to working with Code Building Solutions on Mixenden Community Hub, to take forward our long-standing ambition for this important regeneration scheme.
“The Council is investing in a vibrant future for North Halifax, as part of our priority for thriving towns and places with new and improved services for local communities.
“The Hub will be a place where people can look after their health and wellbeing, learn, relax and socialise – supporting our Vision 2024 for Calderdale to help people achieve their potential and live a larger life.”
Paul O’Hare, Director of Code Building Solutions, added:
“We’re very proud to have secured the project with Calderdale Council and we are looking forward to getting the construction underway, but more importantly getting it completed for the use of the local community.”
The investment in North Halifax is part of the Next Chapter for Calderdale to enable economic growth, reduce inequalities and build a sustainable future. For more information about this and other exciting developments in Calderdale, visit www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk(external link) and follow #CdaleNextChapter on Twitter.
Supporting the resilience of towns and places is a key part of the Vision 2024 for Calderdale. The year 2024 marks Calderdale’s 50th birthday. Where do we want to be by 2024? Get involved on Twitter with #VisionCdale2024 and find out more at www.calderdale.gov.uk/vision