Major regeneration for Halifax town centre

Yorkshire Forward has helped to kick-start a £50m regeneration scheme which will transform the centre of Halifax, providing much-needed leisure, parking and office facilities and creating hundreds of jobs.

When and where is the development taking place?

Construction will begin shortly on the 277,000 sq ft mixed-use development, situated opposite the Town Hall at the Broad Street Plaza. 70% of the space is already pre-let.

What do the plans include?

The two main blocks will be divided into a 9-screen cinema, a 100-bed hotel, a ten-pin bowling alley, shops and restaurants, an outside-eating plaza, as well as a 429 space multi-storey car park and 42,000 sq ft of grade-A office space.

Why is this development important?

  • This is the largest regeneration project to start in Calderdale for a number of years and demonstrates market confidence in Halifax
  • It will improve pedestrian routes between the town centre and Dean Clough, and enhance historic routes through Northgate and Orange Street
  • It will generate more than 220 long-term jobs plus almost 200 construction jobs
  • The funding provided by Yorkshire Forward has helped to leverage further private-sector investment
  • The scheme is expected to add around £8m to the region’s company.

Who’s behind the development?

  • Developers: Gregory Projects (Halifax), part of Leeds-based Gregory Property Group
  • Funding support: Yorkshire Forward
  • Design: Harris Partnership, Wakefield
  • Project management: Projex, Leeds
  • Letting agents: King Sturge & BNP Paribas Real Estate, both of Leeds.

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