The Piece Hall, Halifax



Project Value
Industry Sector
Civil Engineering
Client Company
Graham Construction
Project Timescale
9-12 Months
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Since 1779, The Piece Hall has stood proudly at the heart of Halifax. Originally built to support the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth, it has been a meeting point of Halifax’s commercial, civic and cultural life for almost 250 years. In an ambitious and exciting new chapter, The Piece Hall has been reimagined as a new cultural and commercial centre.

The Piece Hall has recently undergone a £19 million conservation and transformation programme. The work was carried out by Graham Construction with funding from Calderdale Council and a significant investment of £7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with additional support from Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.

The Technical Aspect:

The works package comprised of:-

  • FRC
  • Groundworks
  • Drainage
  • External works

The scope of works included the following:-

  • Sewer diversion (deep drainage)
  • On site surface water/foul water and attenuation tanks
  • Reduce level dig/Bulk excavation removal
  • Foundations and underpinning to existing buildings
  • Breakdown of pile caps and construction of ring beam
  • FRC works to the new library
  • FRC works to retaining walls, slabs and upstands
  • Duct and lighting installation
  • Brickwork
  • Formation of car parking areas and roads
  • Hard landscaping – kerbing and paving works