Posted On: 24 Feb 2021

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO at The Piece Hall Trust, said:

“The past year has been an incredibly challenging time for everybody, not least the tourism, event, hospitality and retail sectors, but it finally feels like we have many reasons to be hopeful over the coming weeks and months.

“With non-essential retail potentially allowed to open from 12 April, many of our tenants will now have a timescale to work towards and we remain committed to supporting our vibrant retail community, many of whom continue to operate online via

“We will continue to work closely with stakeholders to determine the safest way to re-open The Piece Hall to visitors. We have been busily working through the lockdown to carry out essential maintenance and a significant deep clean, and will be spending the next weeks and months determining the art of the possible in terms of our planned events and other activities to provide some much-needed joy for the local community and visitors.

“Whilst we acknowledge that the detail of the roadmap to recovery will be published over the next few weeks and months, we should all take heart that we are on a road to recovery. Venues such as The Piece Hall play such an important part in the welfare of individuals, the prospects of businesses and the success of our communities and we remain committed to playing our role in the recovery of the town and the Borough.”

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
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