BCO Technical Tour – Dean Clough, Halifax


Dean Clough is a nationally renowed landmark site in Halifax West Yorkshire. At over two thirds of a mile long, it was once the largest carpet factory in the world but since 1983 has been celebrated as a model of economic regeneration. Today it houses over 100 companies who together employ a total of 3,500 workers.

Around the millennium Dean Clough embarked upon a tertiary stage of development aimed at placing its office provision firmly at the premium end of the regional market. The comparitively low-cost adaptation of mill buildings that served muster in the 1980’s (typified by suspended ceilings and conspicuously ducted services) has been substantially replaced; while a significant upgrading of the site environment (e.g. landscaping, car parking, recreation bays, DDA access etc) is now underway.

Besides accommodating companies that employ from 1 to 1,000 employees, the activities at Dean Clough include the arts, retailing and recreation and it has developed an appropriately flexible portfolio of spaces. It provides a model of how to capitalise on the quality of heritage building stock while sensitively introducing contemporary office requirements consistent with BCO standards.


16:30 Welcome and refreshments
17:00 Presentation by Dean Clough and careyjones architects
17:30 Tour
18:30 Tour finishes (a table has been reserved at Dean Clough’s Design House Restaurant for anyone wishing to stay on for dinner)

This event is supported by:

  • Dates : 03/09/2008 - 29/03/2024
  • Times : 23:00:00 - 15:36:32
  • Venus : Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX
  • National : No
  • Available to non members : No
  • Non member price : £25