Revealed - new £4m buyer for Crescent Gardens site in Harrogate

Harrogate Borough Council says it has completed the sale of its former offices (Crescent Gardens) to Impala Estates Limited.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 10:20 am
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 11:25 am
Crescent Gardens development - Harrogate Borough Council has announced who the new buyer is.
Crescent Gardens development - Harrogate Borough Council has announced who the new buyer is.

Impala Estates, a family owned property investment business, has purchased Crescent Gardens in Harrogate in a £4 million deal secured by property firm Sanderson Weatherall.

The unconditional sale, which includes the building and parking on the road directly opposite (locally known as ‘The Shelf’), follows a marketing and sales campaign that generated significant national interest.

All bids received were carefully considered and assessed against specific criteria including deliverability, preservation of a local asset, as well as the growing demand for office space in the town.

Impala Estates, a business with a growing portfolio of commercial and industrial property, plans to develop the building into a multi-let office space.

Coun Graham Swift, Harrogate Borough Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for resources, enterprise and economic development, said: “The proposed plans will ensure that this high quality local asset is regenerated to deliver a building that provides much needed office space in the town centre and provide community benefits that keeps Crescent Gardens as a vibrant addition to Harrogate town.

“Although the sale process has appeared lengthy, I am delighted that the sale has now been fully completed and I look forward to working with Impala Estates and our planning teams to ensure the development is implemented successfully.

At this stage, no timescales have been set for the refurbishment but a planning application is due to be submitted early this year.