Town centre property to host training and development facility

The first floor of Crescent House, in central Skipton, has been taken on by community interest company Augument Partnership.

The Commercial Property team at Blacks advised Peter Smith, director of Augment Partnership, on a Licence to Underlet and Underlease this space with Craven College for nine months.

The space was previously used as an adult educational training centre by Tyro Training.

Augment Partnership will use it to enable the training and development of people in the community. The first floor will include Covid-secure private offices, fixed desks and coworking  space, meeting rooms and a lounge, and is due to open after Easter.

Nick Dyson, head of commercial property at Blacks Solicitors, said: “It was great to assist Augment Partnership in taking on this new space in Skipton to allow them to develop their business and increase their community reach.

“Peter has been fantastic to work with, and we wish him and the Augment team all the best in their future endeavours.”

Smith added: “We are delighted to be finally in occupation of this expansive property.

“As a social enterprise, Augment will provide wellbeing and mentoring support together with business and digital upskilling to help people recover from the effects of lockdown, so individuals can grow and our community can thrive.

“We are most grateful to Elaine Flynn and the Commercial Property team at Blacks for their advice and professional support in securing a tricky three-way arrangement that now puts us in a good position to move forward as restrictions begin to ease.”