The next stage of roof refurbishment work at Halifax Borough Market has now started, with scaffolding going up this week before repairs and improvements are made to the section of the building above Market Street.
Over £500,000 is being invested in this phase of roof works, which will cover the entire Market Street façade. The work is set to include the repair of chimney stacks, re –roofing, repairs to gutters and pipes, refurbishment of all windows (including redecoration inside and out) as well as repointing and timber repairs.
All the work will make the building wind and water tight and preserve the fabric of the Grade II* listed Market Hall.
The base of the scaffolding is being installed on Sundays throughout September to minimise disruption to traders and shoppers, while the upper levels will be put in place during normal working hours. The scaffolding work has also been carefully planned to allow the shop fronts to be left clear while work takes place on the upper levels.
This work is the second in three phases of roof refurbishment. The first, over the north east quarter of the market hall was completed in spring 2017. A third phase of refurbishment, which will cover the Albany Arcade roof is scheduled for 2019.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, Cllr Barry Collins, said:
“Work is continuing to ensure that Halifax Borough Market is fit for purpose and we can make the most of its beautiful heritage aspects.
“While work is taking place we’re doing all we can to ensure that trading can carry on as normal, with measures being put in place to limit disruption.
“The vast and ambitious programme of improvement work at the Borough Market is not limited to the fabric of the building; we’re also looking at a number of exciting options to attract new visitors to the market and ways to bring the unique ‘Streets in the Sky’ back into use.”
The investment in Halifax Borough Market is part of Calderdale Council’s Next Chapter. For more information about these and other exciting developments in Calderdale, visit www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk(external link) or #cdalenextchapter on Twitter.
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