New shopping centre in sight

Plans for a major 123,000sq ft retail scheme in Halifax centre have been submitted for outline approval by architecture firm The Harris Partnership. The plans involved knocking down and rebuilding the existing Pennine Shopping Centre, to the south of the town centre.

Plans for a major 123,000sq ft retail scheme in Halifax centre have been submitted for outline approval by architecture firm The Harris Partnership.

The plans involved knocking down and rebuilding the existing Pennine Shopping Centre, to the south of the town centre.

The new scheme, which includes 500 parking spaces, aims to regenerate the area while pedestrian links will give direct access to key areas such as Market Street, The Piece Hall and key transport hubs.

Submission of the planning application by the Wakefield-based practice follows two years of working closely with the developer, Royal London Asset Management, as well as Calderdale Council.

Harris Partnership managing director Michael Schorah, said: “Our client has identified a need to redevelop a site which will radically enhance this part of Halifax while complementing the existing shopping facilities.”