Work has started on construction of the new Mixenden Community Hub, in a major step towards a thriving future for north Halifax.
The Hub will become the heart of the area, a place where residents can go to access community healthcare services, to relax, socialise or be active in the community garden, and to learn, get advice and use IT and other services at the new Mixenden library.
Calderdale Council and its construction contractor, Code Building Solutions Limited, are working together to deliver this important part of the wider package of improvements within the Strategic Plan for North Halifax.
Preparation work started at the end of April to get the site ready for construction, and site clearance and putting up the perimeter fencing began in early May. The next stage involves setting out the building, starting to dig the foundations and levelling the site.
Construction is being carried out in line with Calderdale’s commitment to climate action and will ensure that the building performs to a high environmental standard.
Mixenden Community Hub, which is expected to be completed in early 2024, will provide a variety of facilities all on one site, including:
- A Primary Care Network Hub for north Halifax to deliver community healthcare services, in addition to the existing nearby GP surgery and supported by the Calderdale Cares Partnership
- A shop or office space for rent
- A community garden which, along with systems to collect and slowly release rainwater, will help with flood resilience and biodiversity
- A library with easy-to-access facilities, advice and IT equipment in a modern, welcoming environment.
The investment in north Halifax is part of the Next Chapter for Calderdale to enable economic growth, reduce inequalities and build a sustainable future. For more information about this and other major developments in Calderdale, visit www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk and follow #CdaleNextChapter on Twitter.