This is what the former Harrogate Advertiser offices will be used for
The new use for the Harrogate Advertiser's former headquarters opened by Princess Diana in 1991 has been revealed.
The details of plans to transform the building at Cardale Park into an office development that will look and feel ‘more like a spa’ have emerged this week.
No.1 Cardale Park was opened by Princess Diana in 1991 as the home of Ackrill Newspapers, then owner of the Harrogate Advertiser Series, with printing and production on-site.
Now the building is undergoing a major refurbishment programme to create an eco-friendly business centre with health and wellbeing designed in.
The four-phase development will create workspace for up to 350 people. Phase one, which launches in the spring, will include 13 ground floor offices, 10 co-working desks, meeting rooms, reception, a kitchen area, shower facilities and a café. There will also be low energy LED lighting throughout, and Fairtrade coffee on tap.
Business centre manager Brittany Chadwick said: “A healthy body and state of mind are key to performance in the workplace which is why we have incorporated indoor and outdoor planting and relaxation space, a professional yoga studio and natural light into the design.
““More and more people want to follow a healthier lifestyle and we believe modern workplaces should support wellness goals, which is why the whole look and feel of 1 Cardale Park will be more like a spa than an office.
“We believe modern workplaces should support wellness goals, which is why the whole look and feel of 1 Cardale Park will be more like a spa than an office.”
The offices are being marketed by FSS. Commercial manager Adam Crawfurd-Porter said interest was already high. He added: “It represents a ground-breaking step change for Harrogate’s commercial property market.”
Healthy eating café veterans Jayne & Bouk Maijer have taken the lease to operate the café, which will be called Joy and will follow the successful formula of the Maijers’ existing business in Boston Spa. The café will be open to the public but food and drink will be discounted for tenants and staff.
The Harrogate Advertiser offices are now based at 55 Grove Road, Harrogate.