Demolished car park re-opens....as a car park

Demolition of Cow Green Car Park, Halifax
Demolition of Cow Green Car Park, Halifax

A multi-storey car park that was demolished on safety grounds has re-opened as a car park.

The former Cow Green site was closed in 2013 due to severe structural deterioration. In February this year, it was demolished and the site cleared for redevelopment

However, while future development options are being considered, the site is now temporarily returning to its former use, with 72 spaces available for pay and display parking.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Councillor Barry Collins, said: “The multi-storey Cow Green car park was in a dangerous condition. Hundreds of local people watched the Council’s video of its demolition, in just a few seconds, earlier this year.

“Now we’ve opened a new surface-level facility, which will provide over 70 much needed replacement parking spaces at the top end of Halifax town centre, whilst the Council considers options for the future of the site.”

The tariff for the spaces is 50 pence per hour, Monday to Friday from 8am until 6pm, with a maximum daily charge of £3 for stays of 6 hours and over. To stay all day on Saturday the cost is £1 and the spaces are free all day on Sundays.

Contract permits can also be used at this site. The permit is valid seven days a week in a number of car parks and on street spaces across the borough and offers great value for money.