Job search begins at Halifax’s new “Plaza”

Broad Street Plaza
Broad Street Plaza
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THE Harvester pub chain says it plans to begin recruiting up to 50 staff in May for its new Halifax carvery and restaurant.

It is expected that people will be able to apply on-line, said spokesman Denver Coulson.

Harvester, which is part of the Mitchell and Butler group, is taking one of the units in the Broad Street Plaza.

Another will be occupied by the JD Weatherspoons chain.

The £50 million Plaza is centred on the multi-screen Vue Cinema which is due to open in July

There will be no shortage of eateries and watering holes.

Pizza Express, TGI Friday, Nandos, Chinese Buffet and Frankie & Benny will be opening outlets.

The 100-bed Premier Inn will incorporate a Whitbread pub and a Table Table restaurant.

Pure Gym will also be among the tenants, and is expected to be open 24 hours a day.

NHS Calderdale is setting up a health centre on the site to replace the nearby Laura Mitchell Clinic and Calderdale Council is taking space for a customer services office to replace facilities at Northgate House.

There will be a 400 space car park and according to the developers, Gregory Projects, about 220 people could eventually have jobs in the Plaza.

*There is a development agreement in place which states that the car park operator will be required to share the income with the council after deducting operating costs and rental.

The council can also expect to share any profits on costs after the developer has taken its agreed priority return of 15 per cent.

The council will receive a single payment of £2 million for its freehold interest in the Broad Street site once the development is completed.