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Middlecave Yard: More Artisan Food Production Units for Malton

Updated: Sep 25, 2018

Malton is set to have another attractive Food Court following the undoubted success of Talbot Yard. Planning permission for the re-development of Middlecave Yard on the corner of Victoria Road and Middlecave Road has recently been granted by Ryedale District Council.

The project will see the distinctive farm buildings, just a few minutes’ walk from Malton’s Market Place, transformed into four contemporary food production and retail units, adding more zing to Malton’s food and drink renaissance.

Malton's new artisan food court with four state of the art food production units.
Middlecave Yard: The proposed design

Now that planning consent has been secured, the first stage of the project can begin. This phase will include all the external works and making the buildings structurally sound to start their new chapter. Key features within all of the buildings will be preserved, such as the exposed timber beams and the traditional brickwork which add to the unique character of the units.

The internal design will be only completed when new occupiers have been found, to ensure that they can be fitted out to the bespoke needs of each business.

Roddy Bushell, the Estate Manager said: “The demand for good quality space in Malton from food and drink producer/retailers is very heartening. Encouragingly all the units at Talbot Yard and Navigation Wharf are full. Now, we have planning consent for this development, there will be four more excellent units available soon.”

The Fitzwilliam Estate is looking for up and coming artisan food and drink production companies to be an integral part of Middlecave Yard’s renaissance. The search is now underway for artisan businesses from charcuterie to cheese making. Other ideas would be welcomed too, perhaps a knife maker or ceramics pottery studio.

If this is a venture that you are interested in and would like further information, please contact Tom Storrar at the Malton Estate Office on 01653 692849 or email

Notes to editors:

1. Fitzwilliam Malton Estate owns and manages a substantial portfolio of property in Malton. The estate was purchased as an investment in 1713 by forebears of the Naylor-Leyland family.

2. The Estate’s investment in Malton is aimed at helping the town centre compete in the 21st century. There have been numerous refurbishments and extensions of retail units and business premises. The most striking has been a £4m investment in the refurbishment of the Talbot Hotel which now provides high quality accommodation for Malton and the surrounding area.

3. Fitzwilliam Malton Estate provides property for businesses that have created 630 jobs and residential properties that are homes for 300 people.

4. Further information from Tom Storrar 01653 692849, email


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