Property Developer Newby has purchased the former headquarters building of education charity AQA in Harrogate Town Centre with plans to redevelop the site into luxury residential apartments.

The site, which is centrally located at the junction of Kings Road and Springfield Avenue and adjacent to the Harrogate International Conference Centre, recently became vacant as AQA relocated to new offices.

Harrogate based Newby submitted an application for ‘Permitted Development Rights’ to convert the site into 35 residential apartments and this was granted on Christmas Eve 2016.

Newby is known for its successes in transforming redundant buildings into prime residential space and is no stranger to the landscape and housing market in Harrogate.  In 2016 it completed the transformation of office space at Windsor Court on Clarence Drive into 27 luxury apartments and in 2015 it converted a former coaching Inn at 32 Devonshire Place into 12 well-appointed apartments overlooking The Stray.  Both schemes were extremely successful with strong sales off plan.

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Nick Moody, co-founder of Newby comments, “We are delighted to complete the purchase of this building which is ideal for residential conversion.  We know that there is strong demand for apartments in Harrogate Town Centre and this site is particularly well located in the centre of Harrogate and close to all its amenities.

“’Springfield Court’ will include two and three bedroom apartments to cater for young professionals as well as families and downsizers.  The scheme will have private gated access and parking for all units, with some apartments enjoying a private terrace or balcony.  The specification will complement our completed schemes at Devonshire Place and Windsor Court and remain in keeping with our aim to provide the best quality apartments in Harrogate.”

Harrogate property agent Nicholls Tyreman will be marketing the apartments.  James Tyreman said,

“As Harrogate expands with new housing developments on the outskirts, town centre properties are becoming much more sought after.  Secure gated developments that are well designed with top specification are in strong demand, especially in such a good location which is right on the doorstep of the renowned shopping, restaurants and nightlife that Harrogate offers.  Springfield Court is a rare opportunity for buyers and we expect the scheme to sell quickly.”

With site clearance due to start imminently, Newby expects to complete the scheme by Autumn 2018 with a sales launch later this year.   To register interest contact Nicholls Tyreman on 01423 503076. http://newby.co.uk

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