We were delighted to hear earlier this month that the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax has been granted £3.9m funding from the Arts Council England for The Cornerstone project. We have been working with Square Chapel on this project on and off for the last 7 years. The project began as a scheme to link the Grade II* listed Square Chapel to the Grade I listed Piece Hall with a new foyer.
|The Cornerstone, Square Chapel - Original concept model|
Since its inception the project has been through several stages of development and now includes a second auditorium, bar and cafe space, to extend and improve access to all facilities.
|The Cornerstone, Square Chapel - Development image|
Full planning approval and listed building consent are already in place for the project, so we cannot wait to start work on the detailed design and see the project realised.
Now the snow has subsided, on site work is developing rapidly. The internal and external brickwork for St Josephs church hall extension is well underway. The stonework at the Olde English development in Matlock is almost to the top course and the western red cedar cladding for the new house in Fritchley has been completed with a superb attention to detail by the contractor on site.