SKIPTON based property developer Candelisa says interest in its residential conversion of the town’s former Job Centre has been 'exceptional from the word go'.

Following an initial mailing list sent out to potential buyers, the company has put the 26 apartments, starting from £95,000, on wider sale, is reporting almost half already reserved and a ‘buoyant market’ which it expects to continue due to a ‘pent up demand’ and the stamp duty holiday.

Cavendish House on Newmarket Street, next to the bowling-green, was previously home not only to the Job Centre, but the tax office and is currently being converted into one and two bedroom apartments.

The Job Centre moved its offices to Canal Walk, Keighley Road, near to the bus station

Sarah Cawley, sales and marketing manager at Candelisa, said: “Sales of the Cavendish House apartments have been exceptional from the word go. We have an extensive mailing list of people who had previously registered their interest and they were quick off the mark to purchase once full details were released exclusively to them.”

She added: “The market generally is extremely buoyant due to a combination of pent up demand created during the first lockdown and the stamp duty holiday.

“This is likely to continue as we come out of the second lockdown and into the festive season which once again puts existing living arrangements in the spot light. With this in mind I don’t expect the remaining apartments at Cavendish House to be available for long.”

The apartments enjoy a ‘superb overall specification’ says Candelisa and a range of features including floor to ceiling windows, a passenger lift to all floors, external balconies and dedicated resident parking.

Prices start from £95,000.

In addition to its Skipton development, Candelisa has four apartments remain for sale at its 104 unit Horace Mills scheme in Cononley. The remaining apartments are one and two bedroom with prices starting at £159,000. The Government backed Help to Buy scheme is also available.