Revealed: Date for sheets to come off Bettys' iconic building in Harrogate

Repairs nearly finished - How Bettys' town centre building looks now.
Repairs nearly finished - How Bettys' town centre building looks now.

The date for repair work to end at Bettys in Harrogate has been revealed to the Harrogate Advertiser.

The hugely successful family firm's famous tearooms in the town centre has been under wraps for more than a month while repair work has been carried out on this prominent landmark in Parliament Street.

The project has involved cleaning and repairing the building's stonework, repairing the roof and giving the windows a fresh coat of paint.

The scaffolding and giant white sheets have become an iconic sight for shoppers in Harrogate while external repair work has been carried out In order to maintain the premises in excellent condition for the future.

But it is now only a matter of days until the new-look Bettys is unveiled.

The Harrogate Advertiser hears that the scaffolding will be completely dismantled by the end of play on Friday, March 3.

The actual dismantling was due to start today, Thursday - allowing for the windy weather and Storm Doris.

The scaffold is to be dismantled in sections/phases because of the complicated nature of its structure.

In the week afterwards to March 10, some low level decorations works will finalise.

These low level decoration works may use a light scaffold to gain access to areas just above the canopy which are not accessible from the current, structural scaffold.

And once that is over life at Bettys will return entirely and peacefully to normal.