Work has begun on the second phase of a pioneering development to transform a former newspaper headquarters and printing works in Harrogate into a sustainable office development.
Phase two of the commercial refurbishment project at 1 Cardale Park follows the successful completion and launch of 14 ground floor offices, including co-working space and an on-site exercise studio.
This latest step in the four-part development will see renovation begin on the upper floors to create further “wellbeing offices” with low energy LED lighting and innovative design features to maximise natural light.
Adam Crawfurd-Porter of agent FSS Property said part of the new first floor space was already pre-let.
“This development is the first of its kind in the region and has been specifically designed to promote wellbeing, which is a key factor in reducing stress and improving productivity in the workplace.
“Demand has been strong from the outset and we are advising those enquiring and viewing the offices to register their interest in phase two early to avoid disappointment,” he said.
Once finished, the four-phase renovation will accommodate 350 workers and an on-site café with indoor and outdoor planting and relaxation space and a professional yoga studio.
Adam said: “This development has a very contemporary feel and is ideal for companies that are keen to promote mental wellbeing and lifestyle balance within their organisation.”