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- Warrington-based Harry Fairclough Construction has beaten rival national contractors to secure the job to build new civic offices for Harrogate Council.
- The new council offices will be built at Knapping Mount, a brownfield site originally earmarked for housing, which councillors approved planning permission for back in March.
- The existing building at Crescent Gardens is being sold to developers to help finance the project, which will see five council offices rationalised into one site.
- London architect Farrell & Clark designed the civic building and offices to achieve BREEAM Very Good rating.
- The £30m turnover contractor nabbed the job with a £11.5m bid against Interserve’s Yorkshire office, Graham Construction and McLaughlin & Harvey.