We have been busy this week installing 10 welfare units for Graham Construction at the remarkable Piece Hall in Halifax.

Graham has been appointed by Calderdale Council to undertake the construction work to transform this historic building, creating a new, state-of-the-art Central Library and Archive in the town centre which will open in spring 2016.

A long standing client of AV Group’s, we were delighted to be commissioned to provide the on-site accommodation for the team and contractors. The units have been installed in a linear layout which suits the incredible Italianate Square within which they sit.

The units will provide contractor welfare facilities including office space, meeting rooms, drying rooms and toilets. The units, which are sprayed in Graham’s corporate colours, have been stacked 2 high and are connected by an external landing and stairs. As the Council offices directly overlook the site we also sprayed the roofs to reduce the visual impact of the units.

When they were appointed by Calderdale Council Gary Hughes, Regional Director at Graham Construction, said: “The Piece Hall is a historic and much-loved building which is part of the fabric of Halifax. The refurbishment will therefore be extremely sensitive to its heritage.

Piece Hall to be restored, refurbished and conserved.

“Graham Construction is tremendously proud to be playing such a major part in this keenly anticipated facility. We share the vision of our project partners to see the Piece Hall caringly restored so it may continue to play a practical, sustainable and interactive role for current and future generations.”

The Piece Hall transformation project is being funded by Calderdale Council and a £7million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Grade I Listed building will be refurbished and conserved, creating a 21st century heritage visitor attraction, with a state-of-the-art interpretation and learning centre, a new east extension and a redesigned courtyard. Find out more at www.thepiecehall.co.uk

The New Central Library and Archive will be wholly funded by the Council. It will be a striking building which provides state-of-the-art facilities for the community, supporting the Piece Hall transformation and helping to create an improved pedestrian route from Halifax train station to the town centre. Find out more at New Central Library and Archive.