Dean Clough in Halifax used to be the world’s largest carpet factory but is now a,
thriving, privately-owned business community of over 4,000 people…The high calibre of its regeneration and its arts programme is widely celebrated.
What that means in reality is that much of the building is offices rented out to private companies, but the corridors are full of art and it works as a free gallery that you can wander around. There’s quite a interesting collection of stuff, but it is a bit of a maze to wander around.
The building is a mile long! But much of that is closed off, and the only map is at the entrance to the building so we did end up getting a bit confused as where we were supposed to be going.
The piece de resistance is the giant lego model of the building which is very impressive, although it bugged me quite a lot that it hadn’t been properly positioned on it’s plinth.