Work on major Northgate development now complete

Work to transform the Northgate development in Halifax town centre has now finished, revealing modern new office and retail spaces and an improved public courtyard area.

The Northgate development has seen the transformation of the former central library and Council offices. The library section opened as Trinity Sixth Form Academy in September 2020 and the remaining space has been developed to provide high-quality office space and a new retail and leisure offer in the heart of Halifax.

Work has now concluded at the site and the hoardings around development have now come down to reveal a much improved and welcoming public space off Market Street, with seating, planters and lighting. Finishing touches have also been carried out to the office site, which has been completely transformed.

The Council has now formally handed the office space over to RSA, the multi-national insurance group. The refurbishment has been tailored to their requirements and preparations are being made for their staff to move into the large office space.

The completed commercial and academic developments at Northgate will introduce footfall of approximately 1,500 people per day into Halifax town centre, supporting the economic recovery of local businesses.

There are also four ground floor retail/commercial spaces, with stunning views of Halifax, which could be let as cafes, restaurants, gyms or further smaller office spaces.  These spaces are currently being marketed.

The Northgate transformation is part of the Next Chapter to enable economic growth, reduce inequalities and build a sustainable future.

The Northgate House project has received £3million funding from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

For more information about this and other exciting developments in Calderdale visit The Next Chapter helps to form the Vision2024 for Calderdale. Visit to find out more.