News 06.11.2018

The Piece Hall Transformation Project shortlisted in 2018 Landscape Institute Awards

The Piece Hall Transformation Project has been shortlisted in the Historic and Conservation category at this year's prestigious Landscape Institute Awards. The project is one of 36 projects shortlisted from a record-breaking 160 entries.

Built in 1779, the Grade 1-listed Piece Hall is the sole survivor of the great 18th Century northern cloth halls that were built to support the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth. The historic building has been carefully conserved by LDN Architects and transformed into a multi-use commercial, cultural and heritage destination. At the heart of The Piece Hall is the central courtyard around which the building is orientated. The courtyard - which now hosts a year-round programme of events - has been restored and reinvented by Gillespies into an attractive, open and accessible ‘Town Square’, which meets modern accessibility and functional requirements whilst maintaining its historical integrity.

Working in collaboration with Historic England, the regeneration of The Piece Hall and its courtyard is a striking example of historically-sensitive landscape and architectural restoration and reinvention that has secured the future of a nationally significant building.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 22nd November at The Brewery in London.

Click here to see the full shortlist.

Images courtesy of Paul White/The Piece Hall Trust