Firm takes advantage of out of town site

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A FIRM of landscape architects and ecologists has swapped the bustle of a town centre location for more peaceful surroundings at a business park between Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Smeeden and Foreman has taken the lease on the ground floor of Somerset House at Scotton Business Centre after relocating from East Parade in Harrogate.

The new space totals 1,800ft sq, and Smeeden and Foreman’s director Mark Smeeden said it emabled the company to be based on one floor rather than spread across four.

He added: “There are some things we miss about the facilities of Harrogate itself but we certainly don’t miss either the traffic or the parking restrictions!”

Smeeden and Foreman’s team of landscape architects, urban designers, ecologists and horticulturalists works throughout the country for clients in both the public and private sectors and on schemes from marinas to supermarkets.

The letting agents were Carter Jonas. Chris Hartnell of Carter Jonas said: “We are delighted that Smeeden and Foreman have relocated to Scotton Business Centre to take advantage of the peaceful surrounds, modern office space and ample car parking.”

The business park offers both small and large suites in two main buildings totalling 8,000ft sq, with flexible arrangements available.