Halifax Piece Hall


This has been one of the UK’s most significant heritage projects and this Grade One listed building has been conserved and transformed Since 1779, The Piece Hall has stood proudly at the heart of Halifax. Originally built to support the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth, it has been a meeting point of Halifax’s commercial, civic and cultural life for almost 250 years.

The Piece Hall has recently undergone a £19 million conservation and transformation programme. The work was carried out by Graham Construction with funding from Calderdale Council and a significant investment of £7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with additional support from Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation. The Piece Hall is now operated by an independent body, the newly formed charity The Piece Hall Trust.

ATC Systems Ltd where awarded the contract for the supply, electrical installation and commissioning of the MCC’s and Trend BMS by Stothers M&E and have been working together with their M&E team to deliver this outstanding project.

The building low energy and primarily uses underfloor heating with naturally ventilated windows controlled directly from the BMS to maintain comfort conditions in the space. Heating is provided by ground source heat pumps serving the underfloor heating manifolds and air handling units which are packaged with on board control system, interfaced with the BMS via Bacnet.

Conditions in the Archive spaces are maintained by a dedicated AHU with Denco close control units installed in the Archive room. These systems are monitored by BMS, additional the BMS monitors temperature and humidity levels in the space.

All BMS outstations and interface controllers are connected onto a dedicated BMS IT network which provides the building with reliable and robust communications with remote support of the BMS provided by ATC Service Department via GSM.

A Trend 963 supervisor provides access to operating parameters and status of all the primary plant, AHU’s, UFH Manifolds and natural ventilation windows. The BMS Supervisor provides a graphical interface to the each item of plant and room controls can be accessed through floor layouts depicting the field devices on each level.