A YOUNG entrepreneur has relocated his interior design shop to a Grade II listed building in Malton.

Matt Dixon has moved TallBoy Interiors from a Leeds warehouse to its new location at Saville House. It opens on Saturday, February 29, at 11am.

The qualified interior designer searches private house collections and antique markets around Europe to bring together a collection of quirky pieces of furniture, art and accessories.

Matt is no stranger to Malton having provided many of the period pieces for the refurbishment of The Talbot last year.

“The last 18 months have been a challenge in the planning and conservation process,” Matt said.

“Malton is such an exciting town and has a fantastic vibe for independent retail - I simply cannot wait to welcome everybody to our new showroom.”

The Fitzwilliam Malton Estate has invested about £260,000 over the past 12 months in transforming Saville House, one of the most historical buildings in Malton.

The Grade II listed building, in Saville Street, was originally built in the early part of the 19th century as an independent chapel.

It was subsequently converted to a workshop and was most recently, until 2018, the home of Malton Cookery School.

Helen Barry, the Malton Estate manager, added: “Bringing a dilapidated building back to life has been an exciting project, which has only been possible with expertise and support from skilled professionals including heritage advisors, architects, our building contractors Repair & Restoration Ltd and the listed building officers at Ryedale District Council.”