NORTH Yorkshire Council is trying to let an entire floor of offices formerly occupied by Craven District Council in Broughton Road, Skipton. 

The former Craven Council, which was replaced by North Yorkshire Council in April, moved to the converted mill in 2011 from its previous home in Granville Street, on it is believed a 900-year lease. North Yorkshire County Council, which also went as part of local government reorganisation, also had offices in the building. 

The new unitary authority has its 'Craven' office at Belle Vue Square and continues to hold committee meetings there - but requires much less space. It has previously said it needed to rationalise its property portfolio.

Agents, Align Surveyors says the entire second floor office suite 'boasts large open plan space incorporating its own kitchen and W/C facilities with private office suites and meeting rooms. Access is from the communal entrance with secure entry and passenger lifts if required."

Rent is from £17 per square foot and is 'all inclusive' including business rates.

North Yorkshire Council’s corporate director for resources, Gary Fielding, said: “We are looking at all council accommodation to consolidate our use of buildings to maximise use of the space we have, reduce our carbon footprint and bring down costs.

“This process involves negotiations with various stakeholders, so we are unable to confirm decisions until these are complete.”