PLANNING and development specialist Rural Solutions has expanded its head office, leasing the last available space at the Belle Vue Square development in Skipton.

Rural Solutions first relocated from the Broughton estate into the development's Canalside House five years ago. It has now taken additional office space within The Cotton Mill building, in the same complex.

Developed by award-winning real estate investor and development company, Rushbond Group, Belle Vue Square on Broughton Road consists of approximately 150,000 sq ft of office, leisure and residential space, as well as a landscaped civic square, within a cluster of listed former mill buildings.

All of the space is now fully let.

William Fry, managing director of Rural Solutions, said: “We moved to Canalside House in 2014 after 20 years at The Broughton Hall Estate. It’s a superb location, opposite Skipton’s train station and so close to the town centre, and its waterside position is very attractive. As our business has continued to flourish, the team has more than doubled over the last five years alone, we need additional space for our ever-expanding team. Crucially, this expansion also provides us with a range of high quality and easily accessible meeting rooms in an inspirational environment that will benefit clients and suppliers, as well as our entire team."

Rural Solutions plans to continue to expand, both in Skipton and in Oxfordshire.

Richard Baker, from Rushbond, said: “We are really pleased to work with an existing tenant to facilitate their ongoing expansion. We have successfully established a mixed use community within this part of Skipton, and our stand-out development of homes, office, retail and leisure space, has played an important role in the regeneration of these fabulous and iconic mill buildings.”