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RIBA Yorkshire Great British Building Tour - The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library and Archives, Huddersfield
​Chris Lord
Tours

Tour of The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library and Archives

​As part of Great British Buildings, the series of events showcasing 2018's Award winners, The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library and Archives in Huddersfield will host a talk by Project Architect, Mark Hopton of LDN Architects.

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear more about this RIBA National Award winning building from the architect who designed it.

As part of this series of events showcasing 2018's Award winners, The Piece Hall will host a talk by Project Architect, Mark Hopton of LDN Architects.

Why not make a day of it and bring the family along to enjoy all this beautiful building has to offer! For information on events at the venue click here.

The Piece Hall is a Grade I listed unique and iconic Cloth Hall, dating from 1779. It was built for the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth (a 30-yard length of woven woollen fabric produced on a handloom) and would have been open for business every Saturday between the hours of 10.00am and 12.00 noon, i.e. it would trade for just two hours each week.

This level of commercial activity was presumably not very sustainable, and the building has had a number of uses throughout its history. It had been in decline for a number of years and in the early 2000’s its future was in doubt. Since then, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council have promoted the Piece Hall as a cultural, creative and community focus for the region. LDN Architects won the project through public procurement and Project Architect Mark Hopton has been making almost weekly visits from Edinburgh for fifteen years.

This event is part of our Great British Buildings series of talks and tours around the country.