Do you think you’re familiar with Halifax?

An event at the Borough Market is set to reveal the extensive transformation taking place in the town, courtesy of an unprecedented level of investment.

This offers local residents an opportunity to witness how their experience of Halifax is poised to improve, and to actively engage in discussions regarding its dynamic and sustainable future.

In this ambitious and motivating phase for Halifax, an excess of £100 million in funding from Calderdale Council, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and the Government is being channelled into various facets such as buildings, landmarks, transportation, new pedestrian and cycling paths, as well as green areas across the town. This forms a crucial part of the Council’s dedication to flourishing towns and locales, as well as its commitment to climate action.

The Council’s ‘Do you think you know Halifax?’ event will span two days – Friday, 13th October (12:30 pm – 4:30 pm) and Saturday, 14th October (9:30 am – 1:30 pm) at the Albany Arcade in Halifax Borough Market.

Those who reside, work, visit, or conduct business in Halifax will have the chance to engage with the Council’s Major Projects team and express their aspirations and concepts for the revitalization of Halifax town centre. This includes:

Completed Projects:

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

Projects Underway:

Halifax Borough Market overhaul
New Halifax Bus Station

Upcoming Projects:

A629 Phase 2 Halifax town centre enhancements
Victoria Theatre renovation
Establishment of a Halifax Art and Heritage Trail
Establishment of fresh public spaces in George Square

Insights from attendees will play a pivotal role in shaping the new Halifax town centre implementation strategy.

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.”