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£10m revamp for Great Yorkshire Showground

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society, are unveiling plans to replace its original exhibition hall, Hall 1, with a more modern building. The Society is applying for planning permission.

The Great Yorkshire Showground has 5,372m² of lettable event space in the current Hall 1 and adjacent Hall 2 which, if the application is approved, would increase to 6,270m². The proposed new Hall would comprise 4320 m² compared with existing building which is 3422 m².

“Hall 1 was originally constructed in the 1960s and expected to last for 20 years so it has been a good Yorkshire investment! Unfortunately it is now deteriorating so we need to replace it. Today’s visitors expect higher standards and better facilities than those of 50 years ago so we are adding a large foyer area, a café and improved toilet facilities.

“It is expected that the cost of this building will be in the region of £10m, which is a significant investment but an important one for the financial future of the Society and the local economy.”

– Heather Parry, Deputy Chief Executive
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