Welcome to our blog!


Hi, we are the site team from Harry Fairclough. We have been awarded the contract to build the new headquarters for Harrogate Borough Council at Knapping Mount, Harrogate and will, in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council, be keeping you updated with our progress on this blog.

For those of you who haven’t heard of us we are a Yorkshire based contractor with over 100 years in the construction business. Recently listed in the top 1000 companies to inspire Britain, we are experts in delivering local authority projects. We pride ourselves on creating future fit working environments, working in partnership with our clients and the communities in which we work, to ensure that our projects are a success.

We understand that building works in a busy residential area such as this can cause concern for people living and working in the immediate vicinity. With this is mind we want local residents and other stakeholders to comment and get involved in every stage of the project so that we can ensure that we limit any negative impacts of the building work.

Whilst we work in your community we will make it our mission to be considerate neighbours and will ensure that you are regularly updated on any works that might affect your day. We welcome your feedback on how we can improve the experience for everyone.

The build

Our brief is to design and construct a new civic accommodation building on the existing Knapping Mount site. The new building will provide consolidated office accommodation as well as a new Council Chamber and Customer Services department.

An important part of the project is to ensure that it is built to BREEAM Excellent standards. BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building’s environmental performance, ensuring future running costs are greatly reduced.

Should you have any queries or would like to discuss any aspect of the project, at any stage, please speak to us, comment on our blog posts or use the form on the contact page.

We look forward to being a part of your community!

Further information about the reasons behind the building of the new office accommodation for Harrogate Borough Council can be found here.