New Council Role for Malton Station
important Malton building has new owners and a new lease of
Stanley Harrison House at Malton Station has been acquired by
Ryedale District Council, to provide an important new facility at
the heart of the town.
The move also marks a milestone for North Yorkshire property and
development company S Harrison, for whom the former railway
buildings were home before their move to York in 2007.
Whilst future plans for the 7000 sq foot offices have not yet
been finalised, the Council is exploring a number of possibilities
for use of the building.
Paul Creswell, Ryedale
and Anne Scott from S Harrison Developments Ltd
The deal was signed last month, but this week Harrison chairman
Martyn Harrison, who named the refurbished building after his late
father, when the company restored and extended the building,
officially handed over the keys to Ryedale District Council’s
corporate director, Paul Cresswell.
Martyn Harrison said: “Our company has strong ties with Malton.
The work we did in renovating the station buildings which were
semi-derelict when we acquired them, and providing affordable
housing, the job centre and a supermarket on the site, was a
considerable challenge at the time. The station and the former
goods yards around it were an absolute eyesore and our regeneration
brought the area back into use, so this is a scheme of which we are
extremely proud. “When we sold our construction company in 2007, to
focus on our development business, we made the move to York but
kept ownership of the buildings here. It is immensely satisfying to
know that what was such a happy home for our business is now going
to provide good amenities for the people of Malton and Norton.”
For Ryedale District Council Corporate Director Paul Cresswell
said: “Ryedale District Council is delighted to finalise the
acquisition of this significant building. It provides an
opportunity for the Council to consider the location of key
services in the towns and we are in ongoing discussions with a
number of parties”
S Harrison, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year,
was founded by Stanley Harrison in 1952. In its early days the
company was based in Wintringham and Rillington but it moved
headquarters to Malton Station in 1998 following a £6 million
regeneration scheme. This included work on the station complex,
building 29 new homes for rent in partnership with Ryedale Housing
Association and a further 26 homes for sale as well as providing a
new supermarket, now operated by Asda, the job centre and the YMCA
foyer. The first phase of the scheme was officially opened by Sir
Marcus Worsley in 1995.