WORK is to be carried out on replacing the roof of a historic Keighley building.

The scheme, at Central Hall in Alice Street, is being financed with £162,000 from the Keighley Towns Fund.

Originally built as a chapel, the premises are now home to several organisations and businesses.

Centre manager Debbie Atkinson says: “We’ve had significant ongoing issues with the roof, which have impacted on the rest of the building, and we are grateful for this funding.

“We’re now able to completely re-roof the building, which will have a positive impact not just in the immediate term but also long-term.”

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, planning and transport, says: “Central Hall has become so much more than just a space to hire. The team there supports people, organisations and businesses in Keighley to thrive, as a community.”

Keighley Towns Fund chair Ian Hayfield said the Central Hall scheme was “just one of many” benefitting from funding, which would “help drive real social and economic change across Keighley”.

Work at Central Hall is due to start this month and be complete by September. The building will remain open during the renovations.