BRIGHOUSE Civic Hall has begun to crumble only a year after a £1m revamp.
Large cracks have appeared in the rear wall of the Bradford Road premises and structural engineers have now been called in to investigate.
The hall was closed for 18 months from January, 2008, to July, 2009, after the restoration scheme was hit by setbacks which included the discovery of a four-metre (13ft) deep well under the foundations of the 100-year-old building.
Brighouse councillor Colin Stout said the cracks had worsened in recent weeks.
He said: “It is important not to alarm people who use the Civic Hall but it is also crucial that the building is safe.
“I am seeking reassurance from the council’s building maintenance team that the Civic Hall is safe and that, if any more work is needed, it can be done without further disruption to events taking place there.
“Because the contractors were having to work without the original plans they encountered problems to do with the age of the building and a general lack of maintenance over the years.”
Calderdale Council spokesman, John Catanach, said: “The cracks are caused when the weather goes from hot to cold very quickly. We are going to stabilise them and monitor the situation.”