The Former Building society HQ goes ‘Flat’ out in five weeks

ALL of the 39 apartments within the former head office of Skipton Building Society have sold out in just five weeks.

The scheme in the Providence Quarter of Skipton town centre, which was developed by Candelisa, attracted purchasors who were first time buyers, professionals, investors and downsizers.

The conversion of the building, once described by Prince Charles as an “out-of-scale monster”, was one of the first schemes in the area to take advantage of permitted development rights, a national grant of planning permission which allows certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without the need for a planning application.

Candelisa has now started work at a nearby scheme, Caroline House, which will combine a new head office for the developer as well as two and three-bedroom apartments. The company has a further six regeneration and new-build schemes that are scheduled to come to market this year.

Guy Taylor, managing director of Candelisa, said: “We have been steadily and strategically building our land and property bank over recent years and are now ideally placed to take advantage of the upturn in the property market and the increasing demand for top quality accommodation in desirable locations.”

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