jmarchitects are delighted to announce that Calderdale Council have approved planning permission for Placefirst to build a new £21m residential development along Cow Green in Halifax Town Centre.

The proposal will be built on the site of a former multi storey carpark and will provide 122 new one and two-bedroom BTR apartments in Halifax. The brownfield site offers a prime central location in close proximity to areas of employment and transport hubs, creating an attractive destination for people seeking vibrant Town Centre living.

A sensitive approach to the proposed building design is sought by clearly expressing a contemporary architectural language inspired from the local historical context and surrounding materiality. The fenestration detailing highlights a familiar style and rhythm identifiable in adjacent buildings enhancing the legibility of the street scene and providing a high-quality addition to Halifax Town Centre.

The development also marks Placefirst’s most sustainable project to date and includes photovoltaic panels, air source heat pumps, wastewater heat recovery and mechanical ventilation also with heat recovery, reducing the buildings carbon footprint and lowering energy bills for residents.

Work on the new development is due to start on site in late 2023, with completion due in 2025.

“We are delighted that Cow Green has secured planning permission for a new BTR scheme on a brownfield site in Halifax town centre. This project was supported by the ambition of Placefirst, coupled with jmarchitects desire to promote the regeneration of key urban areas to create quality places for all, through positive design to enhance lives.”

               – Andy Rogers, jmarchitects Director

Credit: Hedley Kettlewell, jmarchitects Manchester

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