NORTHALLERTON’S £17m Treadmills development has already secured itself multiple awards, but what will it bring? Here’s a round up of what the development is set to bring to the North Yorkshire town.

Treadmills is a mixed-use regeneration scheme being delivered by Central Northallerton Development Company, a joint venture between Yorkshire developer Wykeland Group and Hambleton District Council.

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The development is taking place at Northallerton’s derelict 230-year-old prison site in Northallerton and will form a digital workspace, education facility and mixed0use retail and leisure community.

Further investment is reportedly also set to be delivered on the site.

What will the Treadmills development bring?

The Treadmills masterplan is set to bring a range of amenities to Northallerton with a mixed-use focus, such as:

  • Three new build stores anchored by Lidl, as well as Iceland
  • A 126-space car park
  • The Centre for Digital Innovation Northallerton Tech hub
  • A digital education campus or E-campus
  • A new Everyman cinema
  • Three restaurant units
  • The conversion of the former Governor’s house
  • A showpiece civic square

The first phase of the development, which opened December 2020, focused on retail, with three newbuild stores, and a 126 space car-park.

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Phase two of the development involved the remodelling of the grade II listed building as well as the Northallerton tech hub, which opened in may last year.

The latest phase of the development is creation of the Everyman cinema, which is set to have four screens, 276 seats and will show mainstream, classic and independent films.

A restaurant and licenced bar will also be part of the development.

Building of the cinema is already underway and is being carried out by PDR Construction, who are contacted to build the cinema and three new restaurant units.

Everyman cinemas, reportedly, offer a high quality an unique experience and is known for its luxurious venues and sofa-like seats.

Visitors can also supposedly enjoy a glass of wine and a slice of freshly made pizza served to their seat.

The treadmills development currently has both Lidl, Iceland, a higher education campus to offer, as well as C4DI Northallerton which is a digital hub focused on helping tech companies grow.

On the construction of the cinema, Jonathan Stubbs, Development Director of Wykeland Group, said: “This announcement heralds the beginning of the next exciting phase of Treadmills.

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“Everyman is one of the UK’s most prestigious cinema operators and its venues are destination attractions, drawing filmgoers from many miles around.

“The new cinema will provide local people with a high-quality leisure experience, deliver a major boost to the evening economy in Northallerton and enhance the town’s appeal to visitors.

“This latest stage of construction will also create three new restaurant units that will pave the way for further investment and job creation on site.”

Councillor Mark Robson, Leader of Hambleton District Council, said: “To announce the build of a new cinema just as we begin to emerge from a global pandemic is quite an achievement, given how hard the cinema and theatre industry has been hit by Covid.

“I hope this shows our unwavering commitment as a district council to continuing to invigorate and develop our district, making it attractive for both residents and visitors for a day or evening out.

“I am confident the cinema will be a welcome addition and help increase our leisure offer in Northallerton meaning more people can enjoy spending more time in our thriving county town."

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