HALIFAX: Library Taking Shape

The new Halifax Library and renovated Piece Hall are going through a phase of construction work at the moment. Keep up with the progress of this important project via the Council website, where the latest newsletter is available to download (pdf file).

You can also view a series of videos, including drone shots of the building work on the project’s Youtube channel.

Here’s the latest drone footage of the work.

Library Building Update (from newsletter linked above)

Over 420 tonnes of steel, held together by more than 40,000 nuts and bolts are being manoeuvred into place to build Halifax’s new Central Library and Archive. The steel framework is emerging out of the site adjacent to the Piece Hall as the construction project reaches its next major milestone. It will take up to five weeks to build the steel framework and install the concrete floor planks and stairs to create each of the four floors.

In the new library at ground level there will be a reception area, the children’s library and the Visitor Information Centre. The first floor will accommodate adult fiction and an area for 13 to 16 year olds, alongside a digital media area. The second floor will hold the adult non-fiction collections, areas for quiet study, and an IT section for use by individuals or groups. Local studies will be on the lower ground of the new library, adjacent to the West Yorkshire Archives.

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