This summer one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain reopened after a multi million pound restoration. The Piece Hall in Halifax is a unique Grade I listed building dating back to 1779, originally built to support the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth.
Now transformed into a 21st Century town square, The Piece Hall is a place for everyone to enjoy. The princely architectural gem in the heart of the town is a magnetic destination: a place where people meet and all paths cross for work, pleasure, business, leisure, arts and entertainment. The immense, open air square is enclosed by a mix of independent bars, restaurants, shops and cafes. The stories of Georgian Halifax are told in specially created exhibition spaces and there is an art gallery hosting visual art exhibitions.
The stunning Georgian Hall is home to one of Europe’s great public squares, whilst a year round events programme attracts visitors from far and wide for events that can welcome up to 7,500 people.
There is nowhere like it in the world. The monumental Grade I listed structure is the only surviving intact cloth hall in the UK and an iconic symbol of the important role played by Georgian Halifax at the booming centre of the world’s woollen trade.
Whilst Yorkshire’s international reputation as a compelling destination takes hold, The Piece Hall enters its most exciting chapter in decades.