THE High Street campus of Craven College in Skipton has been put on the market with a price tag of more than a million pounds.

The three storey building, which forms part of the original Skipton Free Library, currently houses the hair and beauty, and catering departments of the college.

It has fully operational hair and beauty salons, catering kitchens and a restaurant, classrooms and a student social area.

There is also a large reception area, and outside, parking for eight cars, backing on to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

The college said in September last year that it planned to sell off the building and move its catering and health and beauty students to its Aireville site, at the edge of town.

It said at the time that money from the sale would be used to provide new and improved facilities and additional parking. Facilities would include new salons, while the catering students would be able to experience working in a commercial kitchen on a daily basis.

It is planned to continue with restaurant nights, and also to continue to offer appointments for hair cuts and beauty treatments - as currently offered in the High Street.

Agents, Dale Eddison Commercial, which has put a price of £1.025 million on the property, describe it as being within the town’s conservation area and being suitable for a variety of uses, subject to planning permission.

Last year, the college ended its A Level provision and opened a new, state of the art £1.6 million animal management centre at its Aireville site, saying it intended to concentrate on its apprenticeship provision, which has an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.

Tyro Training, the college’s training arm, also moved from Keighley Road last year to the Auction Mart campus.

The college has also submitted a planning application, in partnership with Craven Cattle Marts, to build a new equine centre at the auction mart site, next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which is currently awaiting a decision from Craven District Council.