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CHARITIES and community groups in Scarborough are continuing to find alternative homes as Allatt House is set to be sold.

The building in West Parade Road, Falsgrave, is home to around 10 organisations including Scarborough Disablement Action Group and Scarborough and District Group of Advanced Motorists.

Groups that have already found a new home include The Meeting Place Child Contact Centre, Action for Children and Speak Up Now North Yorkshire (SUNNY).

Sarah Fenwick, enterprise manager at Allatt House’s owner Seachange, said the building was being sold to help fund The Street, a new youth and community building on the site of William Street car park.

She explained: “Allatt House has become dilapidated and we wanted to provide somewhere really good for everyone.

“It’s a £6.5 million development and we’ve had to find the money for that, so we’ll be putting Allatt House on the market.”

Mrs Fenwick added that the build is due for completion on November 16 this year.

She said: “We’ve given all the tenants the option to move into The Street. We’ve arranged so that no one will have to move into temporary accommodation.

“We’ve also endeavoured to price the rent at The Street in line with Allatt House and pitch it so nobody will face a rise.”

Sarah Carr, client manager at The Meeting Place Child Contact Centre, said they have settled in to new premises at Pavilion Square after moving in December.

She explained: “We loved Allatt House, but we love it here too. We moved because we knew it was going to close eventually and didn’t want to leave things until the last minute.”

Janette Finney, from Speak Up Now North Yorkshire (SUNNY), said the group is now based in Belle Vue Street.

She said: “We really wanted a property of our own, so this has been a good move for us.”

Scarborough Disablement Action Group (DAG) is getting ready to move its information service to the Yorkshire Coast Homes Building in Gladstone Road.