Police station sold for £1.5m

Harrogate's former police station
Harrogate's former police station
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Harrogate’s landmark former police station has been sold by North Yorkshire Police for over £1.5m.

An unconditional offer of £1,550,000 for the North Park Road building was accepted by the force.

The identity of the buyer has not been revealed as yet.

However, should planning permission be granted on the Grade II listed building, a further £350,000 will be added to the total, meaning the building wouldn be sold for £1,900,900.

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said “Ensuring North Yorkshire Police is fit for the future is one of my key commitments, and this offer for the old police station on North Park Road is very welcome news.

We now have an empty building which can be developed into something useful for Harrogate residents, as well as capital funds which North Yorkshire Police can reinvest into its estates programme meaning improved services for the public.”

A spokesperson for the anonymous buyer said: “At the moment we wish to remain anonymous.
“We are delighted to have the offer accepted.

“We are still in the process of finalising the plans.”

In February, the site failed to sell at auction in Leeds.

North Yorkshire Police said the sale price is in line with expectations.

Harrogate Borough Council was forced to scrap plans to move its headquarters to the site when it became Grade II listed.