In the heart of Holmfirth, an old tool hire station underwent a conversion into a food hall & bar with outdoor seating called Coopers Yard, bringing a sense of community and new social location to the town.

The construction work was carried out by NU Construction, and Crucial Engineering secured the contract for the façade element of the project. This was another great project collaboration between our glazing and aluminium departments, the double-glazed units were handmade in-house by our expert glass team, the aluminium was supplied by system supplier Exlabesa which was then fabricated in-house, into the frame sizes needed. By combining departments we can offer hugely improved lead times from start to finish.

The plan for Coopers Yard was to create an industrial aesthetic which ties into the street food vibe, multiple original features of the building were kept such as the tiles and brick work. Crucial were asked to strip out the old style Crittall steel windows and timber doors in order to replace them with much more thermally efficient Exlabesa KT51 tilt n turn windows, KSF doors/framing, and Xlafold bi-folding doors.

Crucial collaborates on Coopers Yard

By adding more glazing we allowed much more light to flow through which brightened the space and gave a fresher feeling. All the aluminium was finished off in RAL 9005 Matt powder coating to rejuvenate the exterior with a more modern, clean look.

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Coopers Yard is now a wonderful food hall and bar that is open to enjoy, we are sure it will make a positive impact on the local community, and it’ll be a fantastic, shared space. This project was a joy to work on with NU Construction and we look forward to collaborating again in the future.


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