Causey Hall is a Grade II listed building within the conservation area of Halifax Town Centre and the curtilage of the Grade I St. John’s Church.
The building was constructed in 1857 in a Gothic revival style from local sandstone under a slate roof.
The ornate stone features are limited to the parapet detailing and pinnacles and the Perpendicular Style tracery to the upper ground floor windows. The building was a Parish School when it first opened accommodating 400 pupils, before closing in the 1960s when the building was converted into a community hall.
Causey Hall was passed to Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust which has undertaken the maintenance and future development of the building.
Soul Architects were appointed to develop a scheme for the lower ground floor and the two wings to the rear of this Gothic revival style Hall. The design provides a flexible range of offices over three floors all serviced by a centrally located communal kitchens and toilets.
A key consideration of the design on this split level site was the need for level access throughout and this was carefully implemented where the parameters of the existing building allowed, with gentle ramps and an internal platform lift. Externally the scheme included the refurbishment and renewal of the metal railings and walkways to provide level access to the two wings.
The conditions of the planning permission required both an archaeological photographic survey and watching brief, both of which were integrated into the contractors programme to provide access to the building at key stages.
- Causey Hall
- Heritage Works Building Preservation Trust
- Conservation and Repair / Conversion to Offices
- Grade II