ELLAND builders have completed work on a £40m plaza which will lead to 400 new jobs in Calderdale.
The Broad Street Plaza is one of the few new developments to progress in the region in recent years.
Elland-based Marshall Construction were contracted to build the 280,000sq ft development and have now completed the works and have handed it over to the scheme’s developer, Gregory Projects.
David Marsh, Construction Director at Marshalls, of Elland, said: “Broad Street Plaza was a significant project for us and we have taken great pride in the workmanship to deliver a destination that we can all be proud of, especially in our home town.
“We are delighted to have completed the works within the projected two year timeframe despite the various challenges that the location has presented.
“We must give great credit to all of our Construction Team and subcontractors, and particularly to Richard Binks and his team at Calderdale Highways for helping us to navigate appropriate access routes and minimise traffic disruption.”
A number of top high street leisure brands have now been granted access to fit out their units which are expected to open in late summer and early autumn, including Vue Cinema, Pure Gym, Nando’s, TGI Friday’s, Frankie and Benny’s, The Chinese Buffet, Wetherspoons, Harvester and Pizza Express.
The development also includes a 100 bed Premier Inn hotel, a 429 space car park, a Meet and Greet centre for Calderdale Metro and an NHS drop in centre.
It is based opposite Halifax Town Hall, on the edge of the town centre.
The regeneration project gained financial backing from regional development agency, Yorkshire Forward and Santander.
Already 95% let in advance of final completion, Broad Street Plaza will help boost the local economy by creating 400 jobs when operational.
It is estimated that the gross value added impact to the local economy is in the order of an additional £8 million per year.