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Historic Halifax Building Refurbishment Is Complete

A historic but unusable building in Halifax has undergone a £1 million refurbishment and the work is now complete. In total, 40 local businesses have secured vibrant office space since the beginning of the Croft Myl project in 2015. Current tenants include Andys Man Club, Wright Angle Marketing, Kip Mcgrath,

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Construction Work Is Underway for Halifax School

Construction work to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden, Halifax, is underway. Pupils and staff are due to move into the impressive new buildings in the new term. Commissioned by Calderdale Council, the project received an £8.6 million investment that will see the creation of

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Rhodar Wins Calderdale Tower Block Demolition Project

Rhodar has won the demolition project of three 18 storey tower blocks that have stood empty for over 10 years. Appointed by Together Housing Group as part of plans to regenerate a key area of Halifax in Calderdale, Rhodar will help clear the Beech Hill estate site, which is currently

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

Halifax

Historic Halifax Building Refurbishment Is Complete

A historic but unusable building in Halifax has undergone a £1 million refurbishment and the work is now complete. In total, 40 local businesses have secured vibrant office space since the beginning of the Croft Myl project in 2015. Current tenants include Andys Man Club, Wright Angle Marketing, Kip Mcgrath, Zenith Wealth Management, Woodhall Mortgages, Snowflake Media and many others. The project was spearheaded by business partners, Vicky and Brian Nolan, and its official end was marked by the official opening on 12 March 2019 of the building’s newly renovated roof-top garden. The roof-top garden and penthouse suite, which has taken 12 months to build, features glass pods and a unique slide, offering tenants an alternative way to reach the penthouses offices below. The Mayor, Marcus Thompson and Mayoress, Nicky Chance-Thompson cut the red ribbon on the building. “What a fantastic way to start the year. We’re absolutely thrilled to have welcomed our valued tenants and other local professionals to the opening of our roof-top garden. We hope this fantastic space will be enjoyed many this summer,” said Vicky Nolan. “Having the mayor and mayoress there to celebrate the opening was brilliant and we were very pleased to give them a little push down the roof-top slide! It’s been a very busy start to the year for us but we will continue to put our occupants and local SMEs at the heart of what we do,” added Vicky.

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Construction Work Is Underway for Halifax School

Construction work to rebuild Copley Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School in Ovenden, Halifax, is underway. Pupils and staff are due to move into the impressive new buildings in the new term. Commissioned by Calderdale Council, the project received an £8.6 million investment that will see the creation of brand new, modern facilities including new sports areas equipped for football, hockey, netball and basketball. The finishing touches, including fixtures and fittings, are now being put in place by lead contractor, Wates Construction. Once completed, the new school buildings will provide a state-of-the-art home for more than 500 Halifax pupils. “It’s exciting to see the new school buildings really taking shape. We have invested in these fantastic new facilities to provide a top-class learning experience for local children to help them achieve their best. Enhancing local people’s talent is a key part of Vision 2024 to make Calderdale a place where people want to live, learn, work and invest,” said Cllr Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services. The construction project has created new jobs for local people, and school staff and pupils have been involved throughout, including work experience opportunities, planting flowers, design updates and career talks. “The new term begins with our move into the new build, marking a brand new phase for the children and staff of Copley School. The facilities now taking shape after so many months of planning and designing are just fantastic. The first day we welcome the children into the new build will be a very special one. The exciting redevelopment starting in September, of the park and play area on the old school site will also be such a welcome facility for the village community. The children have been involved in this redesign and cannot wait for it also to be completed,” said Nan Oldfield, Headteacher of Copley Primary School. The construction of the new school facilities for Copley and Moorside marks the latest in a number of education projects delivered by Wates in Yorkshire and the North East. These include the new £57m Quarry Hill campus for Leeds City College and the new £22.3m National Horizons Centre research and training facility for Teesside University in Darlington.

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Rhodar Wins Calderdale Tower Block Demolition Project

Rhodar has won the demolition project of three 18 storey tower blocks that have stood empty for over 10 years. Appointed by Together Housing Group as part of plans to regenerate a key area of Halifax in Calderdale, Rhodar will help clear the Beech Hill estate site, which is currently occupied by Cobden Court, Blenheim Court and Westbrook Court. Scheduled to work on the internal strip out and subsequent top down deconstruction of the tower blocks are up to 80 Rhodar operatives, along with a 65-metre super high reach excavator, of which only a handful exist in the UK. The excavator will remove approximately 10 storeys from each block, allowing further high reach kit to demolish the remaining structures. “This is an important milestone for our business as it will be the first major enabling works package we have undertaken since our corporate rebrand last month, and it’s extremely rewarding for our teams to be working on such a prestigious and high-profile regeneration scheme,” said Jason Davy, managing director at Rhodar. On hand to process site materials will be four excavators ranging from 21 to 40 tonnes. The existing concrete and rubble will be recycled on site into a specific engineered fill material that will then be used to create a development platform for the next level of regeneration. This will contribute to a significantly reduced carbon footprint for the project by minimising vehicle movements in and around the project area. The regeneration of Beech Hill is part of the Calderdale Together Investment Partnership, a partnership between Together Housing and Calderdale Council, which aims to deliver 500 affordable homes over the next five years, including new homes at the Beech Hill site, as well at other sites across Calderdale. “I, like many people in Halifax, will be delighted to see new, affordable homes replace these outdated tower blocks. This is part of our commitment to address the housing crisis in West Yorkshire where the average home is now seven times the average salary,” commented George Paterson, group director of Property Services at Together Housing Group. The site clearance is expected to take 64 weeks, with main demolition work starting in January 2019.

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