School Yard Office Space for Council
A soon to be vacated school, which apparently dates back to the 14th Century, could soon be turned into office space ΓÇô creating a ΓÇ£win-winΓÇ¥ solution for both the local council and local community groups.
Due to become vacant during the summer, the future of the Historic Richmond Lower School in North Yorkshire has been at the centre of growing speculation since the large scale redevelopment of the schoolΓÇÖs upper site got underway.
But according to the North Yorkshire Advertiser, Richmondshire District Council are now involved in talks to take over the running of the site, transforming the school into office space for its staff, as Council Leader John Blackie explained:
“New fit-for-purpose office accommodation for our council officers is long, long overdueΓÇ¥
“After loyally serving the community for hundreds of years, it is appropriate that the fine Old School should continue in public ownership, albeit with a fresh direction and a new lease of life.”
In a move intended to maximise the sites usage, the areas not due to be used as office space by the Council could be opened to local community groups, with both office space, meeting rooms and the Grand Hall all becoming available for hire.