The Woolshops derives its name from its unique history within the town, where in medieval times the street was known for buying and selling wool from the nearby farmers, which was then sold to cottage weavers, to be later sold as pieces of cloth, in the historic Piece Hall.
We are extremely proud of our history and its links to the town and outer areas of Calderdale and Yorkshire. We strive to maintain its heritage and promote the importance of the significant part that the Woolshops played in the wool and textile industry.
The Shopping Centre was part of the redevelopment of the town in the 1970’s and 80’s and was originally planned as a much larger site. The Woolshops was developed in 2 phases, the first part being in 1983 which accommodated the listed buildings along the Woolpack and added a car park to the town centre offering.
Phase 2 was completed in 2000, adding more retail units and increasing the centre by nearly 30% to create a vibrant and elegantly built open air centre ,welcoming up to 5 million customers a year.
The Woolshops is owned by Coal Pension Properties Ltd and is Managed by Capita Property and Infrastructure. The landlord holds an ISO 14001 certificate in environmental management, ensuring that our contractors comply with our ‘Best Practice’ environmental policy.
Stores at The Woolshops are:
We also run events weekly throughout the year so please check our calendar for details.