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North Yorkshire Police announce sale of headquarters of 40 years near Northallerton

North Yorkshire Police headquarters have been sold. Photo:

North Yorkshire Police has announced it is to move from its headquarters of 40 years near Northallerton.

The force has sold the Grade II-listed Newby Wiske Hall to PGL, which is a company that provides educational activity courses for schools and young people.

PGL plan to open the facility to guests in spring 2018 in a move that will create more than 100 jobs.

The new police headquarters will be at Alverton Court in Northallerton, the former Rural Payments Agency building.

Newby Wiske Hall near Northallerton.

Back in 2012, I pledged to ensure that the people of North Yorkshire were served by a modern and responsive police force.

To do this the police needed a headquarters fit for modern day policing.

Newby Wiske Hall and its grounds are beautiful, but as a listed former stately home in a relatively remote rural location, it's not what's needed in this day and age and is expensive to run.

There is of course some sadness to be leaving our home of some 40 years, but our new HQ in central Northallerton will save money over the longer term and help us modernise the way we work, ultimately improving the service to our communities.

– Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

I’m eagerly anticipating our move to our new HQ at Alverton Court in Northallerton town centre this summer.

We’ve been able to redevelop it to suit our needs exactly; it will support modern ways of working, it will be cost-effective to run and it will bring us even closer to the communities we serve.

In short, it will be an excellent new home for North Yorkshire Police.

– Chief Constable Dave Jones, North Yorkshire Police