Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Prison site at heart of ambitious plan for Northallerton town centre

What was once a prison site, now sits at the heart of an ambitious plan for Northallerton’s town centre.

A £17m revamp of the former prison will create Treadmills, a new retail, leisure and business site in the town.

York and North Yorkshire LEP secured £2.9m for the scheme, which is being used to redevelop and re-fit buildings to create a digital hub and some roadworks to improve access to the site.

This will draw new businesses into the town centre, support existing firms and retain talent in the area. This will invigorate access and innovation to agri-tech in the surrounding agriculturally driven economy.

Treadmills is part of wider investment in Northallerton of almost £11m overseen by the LEP. Infrastructure funding is paving the way for more housing and transport links, building on the LEP’s ambitions for our market towns to be successful and fit for the future.

Leader of Hambleton District Council, Councillor Mark Robson said: “Hambleton has ambitious plans to regenerate the former prison site – Lidl and Iceland will be opening up before Christmas will be a huge economic boost for Northallerton’s High Street and contribute to our vision to make our market town’s vibrant.

“In 2021 we will see C4Di open in one of the listed buildings on the site and that will bring in businesses to the town. It is a very exciting time for Northallerton and Hambleton district. We are moving forward across the region to deliver new investment and jobs that are vital to the post-Covid economic recovery.”

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