Evans Vettori Unveils Piece Hall Overhaul

13 August 2009 (Last Updated August 13th, 2009 18:30)

UK architect Evans Vettori has unveiled the £16m overhaul of the 18th-century Grade I listed Piece Hall in Halifax, England. The upgrade will include a new fourth entrance through the exterior wall of the building and the conversion of the huge courtyard into a 'bustling town square'.

UK architect Evans Vettori has unveiled the £16m overhaul of the 18th-century Grade I listed Piece Hall in Halifax, England.

The upgrade will include a new fourth entrance through the exterior wall of the building and the conversion of the huge courtyard into a 'bustling town square'.

The upper level of the landmark comprising over 300 rooms will be turned into creative business units, while the middle floor has been earmarked for high-quality retail.

Piece Hall was built to house the prosperous cloth trade in Halifax 230 years ago.