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Halifax

Halifax is the major town in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale (pop 193,000) and ideally located between Manchester and Leeds, with access to all the major road, rail and airport services in the North of England. A historic industrial town with a significant architectural heritage, it is nonetheless located in the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines with easy access to the Lake District, the Yorkshire and Derbyshire Dales and attracts a substantial degree of tourism.

 
     
   


Transportation

 

By Road

Halifax is approximately 6 miles from the M62 (exit 24 via A629).

The M62 links Hull and Liverpool and provides direct access to the M1, A1 (M) and M6

Driving distances to/from major UK Cities:

Birmingham     108 miles
Edinburgh   195 miles
Glasgow   205 miles
Leeds   18 miles
Liverpool   60 miles
Manchester   26 miles
Newcastle   105 miles
Sheffield   40 miles

Rail

Halifax station is 10 minutes walk from Dean Clough. Trains run every 15 minutes to Leeds and every 30 minutes to Manchester. Grand Central operates a direct service to London three times daily (2hrs 58mins).

Halifax is within easy reach of Leeds with its many international financial links, while Wakefield Europort (30 minutes on the M62) offers an International Intermodal rail Freight Terminal with direct rail links to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel.

     
   

Bus and Coach Services

Halifax Bus Station is 5 minutes walk from Dean Clough and offers full services to all the residential and urban centres in the region. National Express Coach services operate to London, Birmingham, Manchester etc.

Air/Sea

Leeds/Bradford Airport 35 minutes
Manchester Airport 40 minutes

Flight times to/from major European cities:

Belfast     1hr 5 minutes
Dublin   1hr 10 minutes
Edinburgh   1hr
London Heathrow   55 minutes
Paris   25 minutes
Amsterdam   1hr 15 minutes
Brussels   1hr 25 minutes
Berlin   1hr 55 minutes
Madrid   2hr 30 minutes
Luxembourg   1hr 20 minutes
Frankfurt   1hr 45 minutes

North Sea Ferry

Hull Ferries via M62: 60 minutes


Amenities

 
 

Tourism and Leisure

Calderdale has close links with the Brontës, while Eureka! The Museum for Children attracts 250,000 visitors a year. Halifax's Markets and Museums, including the 18th century Piece Hall, are nationally renowned.

The Borough has one of the UK's most extensive rights-of-way networks and it excels in outdoor leisure opportunities. There are two ski/mountain boarding centres, ten golf courses and seven horse riding clubs, while other supported activities include abseiling, hang-gliding and white water canoeing.

 
     
   

Demographics

Major private sector employers by employees

Lloyds Banking Group   6000
Marshalls Mono   1200
RSA plc   850
Nestle (UK) ltd   580
SSP   220*

Source: Calderdale Council 2010 Dean Clough Ltd 2010*

Occupational Groups

Management & Senior Officials    16.2%
Professional Occupations   12.2%
Associate prof & tech Occupations   15.3
Administration & Secretarial   11.2%
Skilled trade occupations   8.7%
Personal service   8.2%
Sales and Customer service   11.6%
Process, plant/machine operatives   8.7%
Elementary Occupations   10.8%

Source: Calderdale Council 2009

Average House Price (Calderdale)

108,357
Source: Land Registry Sep 2010 ICS
 
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