OFFICIALS involved in the Northallerton Treadmills development have won a second major industry award for the transformation of the town's former prison.

Regeneration partners Wykeland Group and Hambleton District Council won the Public-Private Collaboration of the Year accolade in the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2021 for the Treadmills scheme.

It’s the second award in just a few weeks for Wykeland and the local authority – they also received a prestigious Game Changer Award at the Yorkshire Property Awards 2021 in recognition of the £17m mixed-use Treadmills project.

Treadmills has been delivered by the Central Northallerton Development Company Ltd - a joint venture formed by Yorkshire developer Wykeland and the district council.

The development has reinvented the derelict prison site as a unique digital workspace, educational facility and retail and leisure venue, with further investment now under way to complete the regeneration.

Judges of the Public-Private Collaboration award said the Treadmills scheme had “transformed Northallerton’s derelict, 230-year-old prison into a stunning digital workspace and retail and leisure destination”.

They added: “The development is a beacon of regeneration for the North Yorkshire town and sitting at its heart is an innovative tech hub bringing the advanced jobs and skills of today and tomorrow to Northallerton.”

Dominic Gibbons, managing director of Wykeland, said: “This is the second time in a matter of weeks that our work with Hambleton District Council to deliver Treadmills has been recognised in awards celebrating the very best of the Yorkshire property industry.

“We’re particularly pleased that this latest award acknowledges the strength of the partnership, collaboration and co-ordination between us and the local authority.

“By working together so closely and positively we have regenerated a landmark site that had fallen into dereliction and delivered huge and long-lasting economic, social and community benefits for Northallerton and its people.”

Councillor Mark Robson, Leader of Hambleton District Council, said: “We are delighted to pick up this prestigious award for our exciting Treadmills development, proving that collaborations between the public and private sector really do work.

“At Treadmills we are creating a leisure, retail and business destination which is helping to shape Northallerton’s offer for residents, visitors and businesses – it is a development we are very proud of.”