Clugston Construction, part of the privately owned £160 million turnover Clugston Group, has started work on a £10m state-of-the-art events hall at the historic Great Yorkshire Show Ground in Harrogate.
With the dust barely settled from this year’s Great Yorkshire Show, which attracted over 132,000 visitors, Clugston moved in to begin demolition of existing exhibition buildings to make way for the new exhibition hall. The facility will provide 4,320m2 of open span, versatile space to suit a wide range of events from blue chip company conferences to large dinners, exhibitions and sporting events.
Heather Parry, Deputy Chief Executive of Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) said,
“We are delighted to be starting work on such an exciting project, the largest in our organisation’s history. There’s so much potential in this development for us, our region and beyond. The economic impact that events held at the showground generate per annum is currently £47m – this new project will see this figure increase significantly.”
Steve Radcliffe, managing director at Clugston Construction, commented,
“Being selected to deliver this exciting project on such a historic site is a great thrill. We look forward to continuing the relationship we have established with the YAS team during the design and development stage and working with our supply chain to deliver the new events hall for next summer.”
Miss Parry added,
“The new Hall will enrich event space provision in the UK so it was of great importance for us to select a contractor who shares our commitment to excellence and our partnership working approach. Clugston have a long and successful track record and a great team. We’re looking forward to working with them.”
When complete in the summer of 2016 the new events hall will also offer a café, large foyer, offices and dedicated workshop/seminar space; all set within a stunning 250 acre site located on the edge of the spa town.
The architects on this project are P+HS Architects based in Stokesley.