Historically one of the best-known spa towns in the UK, Harrogate is a popular business location. Harrogate has a strong economy, with a variety of businesses renting office space in the town. The conference and exhibition industry is the town’s main business focus today – The Harrogate International Centre is one of the biggest fully-integrated conference and exhibition centre in the UK.
During the Georgian era, Harrogate was called ‘The English Spa’ when its spa waters were discovered in the 16th century. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the town’s ‘chalybeate’ waters were a popular health treatment which led to an influx of wealthy visitors and the building of many inns to accommodate guests.
Notable buildings in Harrogate include the Grade I listed St Wilfrid in Duchy Road, the Royal Hall Theatre and the Royal Pump Room, both of which are Grade II listed and the latter is now a museum about Harrogate’s spa history.
Offices to Rent in Harrogate
Located around the town centre are dedicated business and retail parks that offer impressive modern and contemporary serviced offices on flexible contracts. Furnished or unfurnished open-plan and shared workspaces are available to rent along with onsite parking, manned reception, open green spaces, catering options and state-of-the-art technology, broadband and communications facilities.
Companies renting offices in Harrogate benefits from a number of nearby transport links. Harrogate has four railway stations – Harrogate in the town centre, Hornbeam Park, Starbeck and Pannal. The Harrogate bus station is located in the town centre and provides excellent connections to Leeds, York, Ripon and London.
The A61 and the A59 are the main roads through Harrogate, leading to Leeds, Ripon, Skipton and York. The town is linked with the A1(M) via the A661, and to Wetherby. The A658 links with Leeds and Leeds Bradford International Airport, which is just ten miles away.
Shopping, Restaurants and Leisure
The main shopping areas in Harrogate are based around Oxford Street, Cambridge Street, James Street and Beulah Street. As well as local stores and independent traders, there is also a wide choice of high street names, department stores, boutique and designer fashion outlets and famous brand names. Alongside modern office buildings, the town has a variety of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and coffee shops.