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Supporting business success in Calderdale

Piece Mill offers flexible, affordable office contracts including registered business address, co-working and virtual office packages along with access to a wide range of support for your business to grow.

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Industrial heritage meets modern design

If you are an early stage or new business looking to grow, we can offer you the best possible start. Base yourself in our University Business Centre - Halifax to benefit from affordable and flexible office services, access to meeting and event spaces, a range of business support, mentoring, advice and professional training, as well as access to knowledge transfer and research expertise from Leeds Beckett University.

Fully renovated in 2018, Piece Mill’s industrial heritage has been maintained with exposed brickwork and cast-iron columns contributing to the contemporary new look. The result is three floors of light, open plan office space, inspiring communal areas and professional meeting spaces all contributing to a vibrant working environment.

We are more than just a physical space, we are a community

As well as dedicated spaces and business services our members enjoy a wealth of benefits including valuable networking opportunities, mentoring and training.

Office Space - UBC Halifax
  • Piece Mill is a redeveloped 200-year-old mill, located alongside Piece Hall in the heart of Halifax. It has stylish character features, including exposed brickwork, cast iron beams and columns. Offices are available from 86 to 1697 square feet
  • There's both private and co-working office space with support to help your business grow
  • You can take advantage of having a registered business address
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  • There are plenty of opportunities to work with our diverse business community, with communal spaces and a place to grab a hot drink on site or next door at The Piece Hall - we know the best ideas are made over coffee!
  • Access to the Business Lounge - an informal place to meet and make connections through our partnership with networking organisations such as the Institute of Directors and Unity Club
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  • Networking and business development opportunities
  • Access to funded business growth support including mentoring, training and diagnostics (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Free membership of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce (terms and conditions apply)

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  • Access to university expertise including research, consultancy and continuous professional development
  • There's support to access top quality graduate talent with the skills your business needs
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  • Gigabit connectivity gives unlimited bandwidth and high reliability
  • Kitchen facilities
  • On-site shower
Aerial photo overlooking there Leeds Town Hall

Our impressive, converted space is just two minutes’ walk from Halifax train station within easy access of the M62, with its links to Leeds and Manchester our University Business Centre - Halifax provides a unique environment and supportive community for businesses to thrive.

  • Piece Mill is a redeveloped 200-year-old mill, located alongside Piece Hall in the heart of Halifax. It has stylish character features, including exposed brickwork, cast iron beams and columns. Offices are available from 86 to 1697 square feet
  • There's both private and co-working office space with support to help your business grow
  • You can take advantage of having a registered business address
Office Space - UBC Halifax
  • There are plenty of opportunities to work with our diverse business community, with communal spaces and a place to grab a hot drink on site or next door at The Piece Hall - we know the best ideas are made over coffee!
  • Access to the Business Lounge - an informal place to meet and make connections through our partnership with networking organisations such as the Institute of Directors and Unity Club
Meeting between two people, one of which is taking notes - UBC Halifax

  • Networking and business development opportunities
  • Access to funded business growth support including mentoring, training and diagnostics (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Free membership of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce (terms and conditions apply)

Man and woman in a business meeting
  • Access to university expertise including research, consultancy and continuous professional development
  • There's support to access top quality graduate talent with the skills your business needs
Two women chatting during a meeting
  • Gigabit connectivity gives unlimited bandwidth and high reliability
  • Kitchen facilities
  • On-site shower
Close up of tea and coffee facilities

Our impressive, converted space is just two minutes’ walk from Halifax train station within easy access of the M62, with its links to Leeds and Manchester our University Business Centre - Halifax provides a unique environment and supportive community for businesses to thrive.

Aerial photo overlooking there Leeds Town Hall

An established and trusted business network

Leeds Beckett University has a network of University Business Centres which have been operating for more than 15 years supporting over 800 businesses to accelerate their growth. Find out more about the benefits of working with us.

Why work with us

The chance to join the centre was a welcome homecoming…there’s a real buzz about Halifax at the moment with increased support for start-ups and more digital talent moving to the area, it’s the perfect place to be based.

Sean and Liam Intelligency

discover the business centre

Book a tour and explore our range of facilities, from private offices to co-working spaces, we have it all. We also have a range of communal areas accessible by our clients and their guests, such as our Business Lounge, meeting rooms, kitchens and more.

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Jesse Stott

Meet Jesse Stott

University Business Centre Coordinator

It’s a real privilege to work with our clients to help them to thrive, to make the most of both the wonderful building and to access all the support the university offers. Piece Mill is beautiful space in a fantastic location, and this makes it great to recruit to - public transport links are great and we are surrounded by car parking options. And what could be better than being next to The Piece Hall and Square Chapel and all they have to offer alongside the wonderful Halifax town centre social and retail offers. My team are simply the best – friendly, flexible and professional. Come and see!

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Our services

From private offices spaces to remote working packages, we have a range of services available to support your business.

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Bespoke costings issued following each viewing

  • With more than 16,500 square feet (net) of Grade A office accommodation across three floors, Piece Mill offers flexible office contracts with business rates included. Offices range from 125 to 1697 square feet and can be combined on different floors
  • As a private office tenant you have full access to our business support programme, advice clinics, business mentor and communal areas including our business lounge and up to 4 hours meeting room usage per month

  • Renting a desk in a shared office is a great affordable option if you are looking for a base without the full cost of a private office. It also gives you the opportunity to work with others around you, and experience an exciting and supportive environment with other entrepreneurs
  • You'll have your own dedicated workspace with access to communal kitchens and our business lounge plus 4 hours free meeting room usage per month. You can also benefit from onsite legal, accountancy and finance clinics, one to advice and mentoring with our Business Advisor and 1 years’ free membership of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  • If you are not sure if co working is for you, look to book onto one of our ‘Jelly Coworking Days’ - check on Eventbrite for the next event

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  • We have meeting rooms available to hire by our clients, into which we can provide AV equipment and flipcharts. Clients are free to provide their own refreshments.

Starting from £15pcm (+VAT)

  • Ideal for people who work from home and need a professional Registered Business Address
  • We also provide mail handling services - if you would like us to forward your mail to an address of your choosing, the cost is £25pcm 
Find out more and book

Starting from £35pcm (+VAT)

  • Our Virtual Office packages are ideal for businesses who are looking for a professional business address and mail forwarding with opt-in access to our business lounge and up to four hours free use of meeting space per month
Find out more and book

Bespoke costings issued following each viewing

  • With more than 16,500 square feet (net) of Grade A office accommodation across three floors, Piece Mill offers flexible office contracts with business rates included. Offices range from 125 to 1697 square feet and can be combined on different floors
  • As a private office tenant you have full access to our business support programme, advice clinics, business mentor and communal areas including our business lounge and up to 4 hours meeting room usage per month
Woman working a desk with laptop

  • Renting a desk in a shared office is a great affordable option if you are looking for a base without the full cost of a private office. It also gives you the opportunity to work with others around you, and experience an exciting and supportive environment with other entrepreneurs
  • You'll have your own dedicated workspace with access to communal kitchens and our business lounge plus 4 hours free meeting room usage per month. You can also benefit from onsite legal, accountancy and finance clinics, one to advice and mentoring with our Business Advisor and 1 years’ free membership of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  • If you are not sure if co working is for you, look to book onto one of our ‘Jelly Coworking Days’ - check on Eventbrite for the next event

  • We have meeting rooms available to hire by our clients, into which we can provide AV equipment and flipcharts. Clients are free to provide their own refreshments.

Empty meeting room - UBC Halifax

Starting from £15pcm (+VAT)

  • Ideal for people who work from home and need a professional Registered Business Address
  • We also provide mail handling services - if you would like us to forward your mail to an address of your choosing, the cost is £25pcm 

Starting from £35pcm (+VAT)

  • Our Virtual Office packages are ideal for businesses who are looking for a professional business address and mail forwarding with opt-in access to our business lounge and up to four hours free use of meeting space per month

Take your next steps

Get in touch

Our team can help you find the right solution for your business. Get in touch to speak to one of our advisers or book a tour and come and see our spaces and facilities for yourself.