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Carigiet Cowen has let the former Blockbuster Video Store located on Old Raffles Parade, Wigton Road to Domino’s.

Since the closure of the Blockbuster Store in 2013 the site has portrayed a closed down unit through its blue shutters. However the new store which should open in early 2017 will bring a fresh look and vibrancy to the parade which serves a large residential catchment area.

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Carigiet Cowen Chartered Surveyors are delighted to bring Double Mills, Cockermouth to the open market for the first time in over 80 years. The mill building is Grade II listed and lies on the banks of the picturesque River Cocker on the outskirts of the town, a short distance from Harris Park. Double Mills has been operated by the Youth Hostel Association for many years and now provides a genuinely …

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As we move towards the latter part of 2016, Richard Percival Director of Carigiet Cowen reflects on what has been a very busy 12 months for Carigiet Cowen, given the aftermath of the storms which struck Cumbria in the later part of 2015 and the uncertainty created around the Brexit vote.

“We have seen a significant amount of activity in certain sectors of the commercial property market.” Richard …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to offer for sale 4-16 Victoria Place, Carlisle an attractive stone built Grade II* listed terrace of properties, each over 4 floors.
Victoria Place has been the head office of Burnetts Solicitors for many years, having outgrown these premises they are seeking to consolidate their 100-strong team of lawyers and support staff in Carlisle to a new location during the …

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In June this year, Carigiet Cowen reported that we were actively marketing some prime retail units in Carlisle. The properties situated on and around English Street provided good pitches ahead of the anticipated grand opening of PRIMARK which is due to take place this week on 6th October.
One of the companies who were quick to snap up one of these prime spots is National Retailer Sharps Bedrooms …

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Carigiet Cowen would encourage all businesses to check their newly proposed business rates- available from 30 September 2016 – with care and become familiar with the new Check Challenge Appeal system which will be introduced from 1 April 2017.

Rating practitioners have long called on the Government for a more efficient appeals system that will offer certainty, consistency and stability to property …

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Acting on behalf of Chartsand Ltd, the owners of the Stocklund House development on Castle Street, Carlisle, Carigiet Cowen have let some 5,790 sq ft of office space to Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS.

The letting means only the ground floor suite remains vacant within the building. This space is some 3,590 sq ft of mixed open plan and private accommodation with integral staff facilities.

With …

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Ramblers Worldwide Holidays is pleased to announce the purchase of Hassness House, Buttermere on 8 September 2016.
Tony Lock, Joint MD of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays said, “We are absolutely delighted to have bought this wonderful gem in one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District. We have a long association with the property and it has become a firm favourite with many of our clients …

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Acting on behalf of NHS Property Services, Christopher Smith, Director at Carigiet Cowen recently negotiated the sale of the former office building, Tenterfield on Brigsteer Road, Kendal.

Originally a private dwelling for many years, Tenterfield provided nurses accommodation and more recently was put to office use. The building occupies a 1.2 acre semi wooded site within a conservation area, …

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Carigiet Cowen act for Picton Capital Ltd on the Crown & Mitre Estate, one of Carlisle’s main landmarks within the City Centre. Anchored by the 94 bedroom Edwardian style hotel the scheme boasts good visibility on to English Street and lies on the main pitch opposite the former BHS which is shortly opening as PRIMARK. The extent of the scheme sweeps down the left hand elevation and comprises St Cuthbert’s …

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Carigiet Cowen is delighted to have let Site 42 Millbrook Road, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle to Eyre & Elliston. Their stock includes a range of electrical equipment and fittings as well as a home delivery service.
The firm’s previous unit located in Willowholme to the west of the city was flooded in December 2015 following the devastation from Storm Desmond. Regional Director – Rob White …

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Carigiet Cowen chartered surveyors are delighted to be marketing a number of prime retail opportunities in Carlisle City Centre.
Units suitable for a variety of retail uses, including cafes and restaurants are available to let at the heart of the town centre on Castle Street, Fisher Street, English Street and Lowther Street. With the former BHS currently under refurbishment and Primark due to …

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Carigiet Cowen Chartered Surveyors report a brisk start to the first quarter of 2016 despite the battering many parts of the county took before Christmas, activity levels are good.
In Carlisle as a direct result of the December floods, Richard Percival has assisted national furniture retailer DFS to relocate to a permanent new 10,000 sq ft distribution warehouse at the Durranhill Estate, from which …

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Marketing agents Carigiet Cowen are delighted to have acted for Zurich Assurance Ltd on the lease of 8C Port Road to J&J Dickinson Ltd.

Following the recent flooding in the Carlisle area, the local plumbing, heating & air conditioning company has acquired the 2,000 sq ft industrial unit on a new 5 year lease to help assist with their ongoing work load to customers around Carlisle and Cumbria. …

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Carigiet Cowen has recently acted for local butchers Top Deal Meats on the sale of their premises on Denton Street, Denton Holme, Carlisle. The two storey corner unit attracted various interests before the sale to a local development firm concluded in March. It is anticipated that re-development work is likely to begin on the property in the near future.

Other re-development opportunities …

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It has been widely reported by various commentators that occupier and investor confidence throughout the Northern Powerhouse office markets is riding high but is this confidence yet filtering through to the office market in Carlisle and Cumbria generally. Richard Percival Director of Carigiet Cowen sets out his views below.

The five core Northern Powerhouse cities of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, …

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Carigiet Cowen has recently acted for Cumbria Constabulary and Cumbria County Council on the sale of the former Police Station and Magistrates Court on Station Road, Wigton, Cumbria.
Following interest from a number of parties mainly based locally, the site has now been sold and it is anticipated that re-development work is likely to begin on the property in the near future.

Other development …

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One of the UK's biggest charity organisations has signed up to a new lease on Unit 4, 26-32 Murray Road, Workington. Cancer Research UK, who now operate from approximately 600 stores nationwide, identified the town earlier this year. Acting for the landlord Greenstone Sterling Ltd, Retail Surveyor for Carigiet Cowen, Ben Blain, has negotiated a new 10 year term with the organisation.

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Richard Percival of Carigiet Cowen was part of the team working alongside Genecon and Architects Plus, Carlisle City Council and Kingmoor Park Properties, who pulled together the bid which was submitted by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.

During a pre-election visit to Carlisle, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, made a commitment to deliver a new Enterprise Zone for Cumbria. …

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Carigiet Cowen chartered surveyors are about to commence marketing one of the largest warehouse buildings to be brought to the market within the last 10 years, if not longer, in the Carlisle area.
Warehouse 90(pictured) extending to over 106,000 sqft ( 9,850sqm ) forms one of 5 buildings at Kingstown Industrial Estate which will be vacated by Eddie Stobart Ltd later this year as they consolidate …

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Carlisle's hopes of landing an Enterprise Zone potentially bringing 2,500 jobs – have come a step closer to reality. A formal bid to establish an Enterprise Zone at Kingmoor Park has been submitted to the Department for Communities and Local Government by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
A decision could be announced in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement on November 25.
If …

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Carigiet Cowen is delighted to have concluded a deal with Sedbergh based JJ Martin (Catering Appliance Superstore) Ltd following their quest to find suitable new premises in the Kendal area. The firm have outgrown their existing premises on Joss Lane, Sedbergh and have acquired office accommodation in the nearby town of Kendal.

Acting for the landlord, Ben Blain of Carigiet Cowen had received …

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Carigiet Cowen is delighted to have concluded a series of deals to national and independent retailers in Carlisle city centre. The recent take up provides evidence that despite the ongoing battle with internet shopping, a high street presence remains important for many operators.
Ladies fashion retailer Yours Clothing has recently opened in the former Evans Unit on English Street. Acting for landlord …

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Carigiet Cowen is delighted to have acted for Tallantire Properties in securing a new letting to Stafforce Recruitment. The national recruitment company will be based at 54 Lowther Street, Carlisle. This is the latest of more than 25 branches to open nationwide for the firm which originally started in Rotherham, Yorkshire. The company supply in excess of 3,300 temporary and permanent staff per week.
For …

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Kingmoor Park Properties Ltd has confirmed a surge in sales, lettings and development over the last 16 months at Kingmoor Park, Carlisle, Cumbria’s premier industrial estate.

Acting as sole letting agent Richard Percival, Director of Carigiet Cowen has let in excess of 115,000sqft of industrial space, the equivalent of more than two football pitches, in the last 12 months or so to a wide variety …

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Carigiet Cowen is delighted after letting some 2,300 sq ft of workshop with extensive yard to Autosparx Ltd at Kingmoor Works, Kingmoor Road, Carlisle.
The Carlisle based firm provide services dealing with electrical faults on Cars and serve; Carlisle, Penrith, Hexham, Haltwhistle, Brampton and Workington. Carigiet Cowen has had other involvement at Kingmoor Works and other occupiers already located …

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Margaret Bushnell, Retail Director at Carigiet Cowen was delighted with the response to the Oxfam Investment she brought to the market in Ambleside resulting in an early sale being agreed after seeking best and final offers from several interested parties.

Margaret stated "it was very encouraging that the property was so well received in the market place, dispelling the argument that the …

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Carigiet Cowen is delighted to have acted for Lyon Leisure in securing a letting for a new five year lease to Extract Engineering Ltd. The Carlisle based company will be using the 1,500 sq ft unit on Millbrook Road, Kingstown Industrial Estate for common rail diesel fuel injection testing. Steve Jefferson, managing director for Extract Engineering has been trading for 6 years and provides some of …

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L & I Eaton ARC Ltd, accident repair specialists have recently taken some 27,000 sq ft of space at Kingmoor Park Central, Carlisle.
The firm started looking for space in Carlisle in early 2014 having identified the city as an ideal location to link their service between Manchester and Edinburgh. L&I Eaton now have 6 branches located across the country with the other locations including Aberdeen, …

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Acting on behalf of Kingmoor Park Properties Ltd, Richard Percival of Carigiet Cowen has the negotiated a new 5 year lease deal which has seen existing tenant Network 4 Home Delivery increase the warehouse space they at occupy Kingmoor Park North by 200%

Network 4 Home Delivery - the premium specialists in "2 man" furniture delivery have occupied a fully refurbished mid terrace unit …

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Carigiet Cowen has secured a new letting to Training 2000 for additional first floor office accommodation in Carlyle’s Court, Carlisle (picture top left). In addition to renewing the lease on their existing premises Training 2000 have taken Suite 5 which was formerly occupied by Family Foster Care. Training 2000 provides dental nurse training from their Carlisle premises.

At Lakeland Business …

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Bakery firm Coultons Bread Ltd, one of the UK’s leading distribution bakeries has created 20 new jobs in the Carlisle area following the opening of a new 17,000 sqft distribution centre at Kingmoor Park Central, Carlisle in September 2014.
This will be their 5th site that also includes Liverpool, Manchester, Bradford and Newcastle.
This depot is a strategic partnership between Coultons Bread …

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Carigiet Cowen has recently secured two new lettings for first floor office accommodation in Carlisle. Disability Association Carlisle & Eden (DACE) has expanded from their existing ground floor accommodation in Unit 3 St Nicholas (pictured top left) and taken a new lease of the first floor accommodation in this building formerly occupied by Complete Interiors.
Bluebird Care has taken a new lease …

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Following the announcement that the Ministry of Defence will be releasing 120 hectares of its Longtown site for a civilian commercial development, Carigiet Cowen and Lambert Smith Hampton have been appointed to market opportunities at Solway 45.

The agents will be focussing on promoting Solway 45’s direct rail connection with the West Coast Main Line, it’s proximity to the M6 and it’s excellent …

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Acting on behalf of NHS Property Services, Carigiet Cowen has negotiated new lease terms for the occupation of the whole of Enterprise House, Meadow Bank Business Park, Kendal.
Constructed in 2010 by local contractors Cox and Allan, Enterprise House is a familiar landmark on the A6, North of Kendal town centre. The building provides some 5,000 sq ft of good quality office space with 24 car spaces.
The …

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Carigiet Cowen has recently secured two new lettings in Carlisle. Ultimate Dance Management has taken a new lease of first and second floor accommodation in 62 Lowther Street (pictured top left) formerly occupied by Struts making the building fully occupied with William Hill and Age UK. Meanwhile Alex Pearson Fitness Studio has taken a new lease of two ground floor rooms within 84 Warwick Road (pictured …

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Margaret Bushnell, Retail Director at Carigiet Cowen has recently acted for Annan based Jenny and Steven Gilchrist in the acquisition of premises in The Halston Aparthotel for their new BELTED restaurant business. Margaret says "the Gilchrist's had confidence that Carlisle was the city to launch their gourmet burger restaurant concept, and wanted to ensure they chose the right location. The …

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Success has been achieved by Carigiet Cowen and their joint agents Green and Partners, with the letting of 4 units in the Crown & Mitre block on English Street to THE ENTERTAINER toy store. The company are featured number 1 in the Zolfo Cooper Growth Retail Report 2014 identifying outstanding retailers. The Entertainer remains a 100% owned family run business with a recent focus to expand their …

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Buoyed by recent successes on Newtown Industrial Estate, Richard is now focusing his attention on the sale of St Barnabas Church Hall, which occupies a prominent location fronting onto Newtown Road itself. The building is being sold on behalf of the Trustees of St Barnabas Parish Church to fund the construction of a new facility at the main St Barnabas Church at Brookside.

Rev Eleanor Hancock …

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On Behalf of Carlisle City Council Carigiet Cowen is instructed to market for sale the important Site Twenty Four. in Carlisle.

For many years the home of Border TV/ITV and CFM radio station, this Landmark property has now been cleared of all buildings and is immediately available for redevelopment, subject to planning.
Site Twenty Four is key site to south of city, circa 1.5 miles from …

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Margaret Bushnell of Carigiet Cowen has successfully negotiated the sale of the Queen's Hotel in Keswick to Lake District Hotels Ltd. The Queen's Hotel was built in 1825 and occupies an unrivalled central location in the popular Lake District town of Keswick. For more than 30 years, the 35 bed hotel was owned and run very successfully by Peter and Catherine Williams, and subsequently by their daughter …

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Iain Henderson of Carigiet Cowen has been acting on behalf of Lloyd Motors in relation to an outstanding non-domestic rating appeal on their car showroom and premises at Rosehill Industrial Estate in Carlisle, which is an approved dealership for Land Rover, Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Mr Henderson has been challenging the Valuation Office Agency’s 2010 list valuation of £262,500 with effect from 1 April …

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Client’s of Carigiet Cowen, Mark and David Hartley recently purchased Site 2 Willowholme Industrial Estate at Auction in Manchester. Originally alerted to the availability of this former city council owned and operated green waste recycling facility by Richard Percival it’s fair to say Mark and David were initially a little put off by the general appearance of the property as can be seen by the (“Before” …

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A new branch of electronic cigarette specialists has opened in Kendal, offering 71 flavours of liquid nicotine.

No Match in Stramongate aims to offer a personalised service for each customer. Electronic cigarettes, which work by electronically vaporising ‘e-liquid’ are an
alternative way of getting nicotine without tar or carbon monoxide.

Co-owners, Rachel Ball and Simeon Stuttard …

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Carigiet Cowen have secured two new office lettings on Crescent Road in
Windermere, with lease completions taken place early in the New Year.
Lake District Lodge Holidays Ltd have taken a new lease of ground floor offices within Barclays Bank Chambers at 3 Crescent Road. This makes this block of office property owned by Heron Property Ltd, fully let. As well as Barclays Bank itself, other …

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Further down Crescent Road at the junction with Main Road and opposite the
Morrisons ‘M Local’ convenience store, Alertacall have taken a new lease of first and second floor offices, above Temple Heelis Solicitors. The property is owned by a private investor client of Carigiet Cowen. James Batchelor set up Alertacall, aimed at vulnerable and elderly people, after a gust of wind blew his 86 year …

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Carigiet Cowen act as agents and managing agents for Carlyle’s Court Shopping Centre which continues to grow from strength to strength with niche shops and restaurants in the heart of the city’s historic quarter.

The unique shopping centre offers a range of well established independent retailers including Beadle & Hill, Jopson’s Jewellers, Turnbull’s Lingerie, and The Sony Centre, of whom have …

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Lottery cash secures £1.4m town facelift for Whitehaven with valuation advice provided by Christopher Smith,
Carigiet Cowen Surveyors. csmith@carigietcowen.co.uk

The Heritage Lottery Fund has approved a grant of almost £660,000 to enhance and repair properties in Market Place and the Old Town area of Whitehaven. Work will include the restoration of the dilapidated YMCA building on Irish …

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Richard Percival of Carigiet Cowen recently negotiated the acquisition of new Story Contracting Depot in Yorkshire
Carlisle construction and rail business Story Contracting has opened a new branch in Yorkshire as part of expansion plans.
The construction company, which diversified into rail and plant hire 10 years ago, has opened a depot in Normanton, near Wakefield, with a yard and workshops.
A …

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After a strong start to the first half of 2013, which has seen a number of significant sales and lettings being concluded across the county, as reported in last month’s feature, Carigiet Cowen have taken on a wide variety of new instructions.
In Barrow in Furness, Richard Percival has been instructed by CN Group Property to market the former Evening Mail Print Centre at Furness Business Park. This …

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With today being the longest day of the year it is very much hoped that we will all be enjoying some extended hours of sunshine. The improvements to the commercial property market, which we highlighted back in March this year, have continued to break through the general uncertainty that still prevails across the economy as a whole.

Carigiet Cowen were delighted to conclude the sale of Site …

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Penrith New Squares is to welcome the first major companies to their new development of purpose-built units. Local couple Alan and Jacci Bulman will open the doors to their new Hallmark and Thorntons shop on June 8. Other national retailers are expected to announce their tenancies in the coming weeks.
The New Squares units are in the heart of Penrith, and are part of a development around two new …

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As we approach the end of the first quarter of 2013 despite the uncertainty that still prevails across much of the UK and wider European/ Global economies, Carigiet Cowen have been experiencing much improved levels of enquiries which are actually resulting in occupiers committing to lease or purchase commercial property in a range of locations across the county.
On the back of the sale of the 25,000 …

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Chris Smith of Carigiet Cowen Chartered Surveyors, has acted jointly with Jon Swain of Mason Partners LLP in negotiations with the Cumberland Building Society for their purchase of Compass House on Cooper Way at Parkhouse.

The building ideally suited to Head Quarter use provides in excess of 25,000 sq ft of modern office accommodation, on its own site and provides excellent access to new Northern …

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As the third quarter of 2012 draws to end transactions concluded by Carigiet Cowen on Carlisle’s Kingstown Industrial Estate, have secured significant investment for the city.
Wiseman Dairies are to expand their long established Kingstown depot by 40%, by taking additional warehouse space, and undertaking significant investment to improve the company’s operations.
Chris Smith, Director of Carigiet …

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A “ sign ” of things to come at Lakeland Business Park, Cockermouth

Client’s of Carigiet Cowen, M-Sport Ltd, completed the acquisition of Lakeland Business Park in Cockermouth from Norwepp (General Partner) Ltd in mid August.

Carigiet Cowen have been appointed as both Managing Agents and Letting Agents on behalf of Malcolm Wilson’s Dovenby Hall Estate based company.

On the purchase …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to be bringing to the market the Clarks unit (12 English Street) occupying a prime retail location adjacent to the recently refurbished Top Shop in Carlisle city centre.

Laurence Jones, on behalf of landlords Picton Property Income Ltd, said:

“We are obviously disappointed Clarks have decided to exit the estate, particularly given our recent lease renewal …

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Following the recent opening of the Carlisle Northern Development Route access to Kingmoor Park and Kingstown Industrial Estate is now easier than ever for customers and employees alike travelling from the west of Carlisle.
Carigiet Cowen are marketing a range of office and industrial properties and development opportunities in both locations, suitable for a variety of uses from showroom/ trade …

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Despite the negative reports in the local press recently about shop closures in the central area, the people of Carlisle should really be feeling more upbeat about the retail offer in the city. Whilst I appreciate there have been casualties with the demise of Woolworths, Past Times and Goldsmiths, we have seen attractive newcomers to the High Street. Carigiet Cowen have recently let units to Hotter …

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Commercial property consultants Carigiet Cowen have reached an
important milestone and are celebrating 21 years in business.
During this time there have been a great deal of changes within
the commercial property market on a locally and on a global basis.
Margaret Bushnell and Christopher Smith, two of the Company's Directors,
have been there throughout. The team has been strengthened …

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Trafford-based developer Property Alliance Group will finish refurbishing half of its 60,000 sq ft industrial site in Penrith, north Cumbria, by the end of this month


The developer’s 2 acre site, known as Alliance Business Park, is on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate, Penrith’s biggest business park, on junction 40 of the M6. The group is refurbishing 28,991 sq ft, which will be divisible …

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Since the turn of the year, Carigiet Cowen have witnessed a significant upturn in property enquiries across many sectors of the market. Central Clinic on Victoria Place, Carlisle is a case in point.

Victoria Place is in the process of transformation with the recently completed impressive new Richard Rose Academy and eye catching Youth Zone buildings creating a vibrant hub which will be further …

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The second year of the 2010 List Rating Revaluation is now under way, and most ratepayers will have now received their new rates bills for the 2011/12 rate year. The small business non-domestic rating multiplier, applicable to those that qualify and apply for small business relief, has been set at 42.6p in the £. The supplement adopted by the government to fund the small business relief has been …

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The results of the latest RICS UK Commercial Market Survey suggest that lettings activity for business property stabilised in the final three months of 2010. Surveyors nationally continue to cite the uncertain near term outlook for the economy as a drag on the market with public spending cuts beginning to bite and the VAT hike squeezing real incomes.
These sentiments are mirrored by the team at …

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A firm of Cockermouth architects which helped many businesses move back into their flood-hit properties is permanently relocating.
Green Design Group was one of the first businesses on the town’s Main Street to reopen after last November’s floods.
But following health and safety issues on surrounding properties, Green Design Group was forced to temporarily relocate to the Dovenby Hall Estate.
And …

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Carigiet Cowen has recently been instructed to market Site 68 Kingstown Broadway one of the most modern and prominent office buildings on the Kingstown Industrial Estate.
Extending to 14,705 sqft (1,366.15 sqm) of largely open plan space over ground and first floors the property has been purchased by local investors who have immediately given the building a “face-lift” by undertaking a deep clean …

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Following the acquisition of Cumbria Truck Centre Ltd in 2002 The Wm Armstrong Group, providers of logistics solutions to the transport industry, have continued to expanded their Foden and Isuzu dealership network. This continued growth has resulted in the decision being made to relocate the entire Cumbria Truck Centre operation from the existing Leabank Road, Kingstown Industrial Estate to the core …

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Whilst there is still undoubtedly a great deal of uncertainty across the markets following the recent formation of the UK's first peace time coalition government since 1931, there are some signs of increased activity within the commercial property market locally, particularly in Carlisle with a number of national trade counter operators coming back into the market.

Richard Percival of Carigiet …

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Carigiet Cowen have become Business Partners with Hospice at Home with a view to supporting the vital work of the charity in Carlisle and North Cumbria. The official launch of the Business Partners took place at Carlisle Racecourse on Thursday 25 February, and was attended by representatives of 21 locally based businesses who have already pledged their support by giving direct financial aid, offer …

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Fallout from the credit crunch and lack of bank funding hit the Cumbrian property market hard during 2009. Despite very difficult trading conditions Carigiet Cowen have had an exceptionally busy last 6 months representing a range of clients in a number of significant transactions. Highlights include:-

Acting on behalf of Gladman Developments Chris Smith agreed terms with Border TV/Tyne Tees …

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Logistics giant Eddie Stobart has been named 32nd strongest business brand in the UK and the country's top industrial distribution brand in the 2010 Superbrands survey.
Stobart, headquartered in Cumbria with centres in Warrington and Widnes among its 6m sq ft portfolio, beat the likes of O2, HSBC and KPMG and rivals DHL in the ranking. Only international giant FedEx Express, at 24, was higher among …

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For lease or sale, six prestigious commercial property units currently occupied by one of the country's most successful companies, Stobart Group.

The high quality units, which range from 883 sq m (9,500 sq ft) to 9.848 sq m (106,000 sq ft), represent a unique opportunity to be part of the Kingmoor Park success story.

The range of warehouse, office/canteen and workshop/maintenance units …

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Over the last 12 months, Carlisle's niche shopping centre at Carlyle's Court has undergone a number of changes to its retailer "line up", and now boasts a fully let central courtyard area with a strong tenant mix of specialist retailers. Beadle & Hill Jewellers has now relocated to Unit 2 and a number of other retailers have carried out internal refurbishments.

The scheme, which …

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PENRITH’S Voreda House is to get a new lease of life following a£1 million investment by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services across the county, has bought the former tax office as its permanent headquarters and base for a new learning network centre.

It was previously based at the Carleton Clinic, Carlisle, …

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Despite difficult national economic conditions, the 400 acre Kingmoor Park site on the edge of Cumbria's Lake District, is continuing to hold its own in the Commercial Property and development marketplace with two recent lettings to global distribution companies, the acquisition of a new portfolio of property courtesty of Stobart Group Ltd and the long awaited start of a major new arterial route that …

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QUALITY NEW BUSINESS PARK COMPLETES IN COCKERMOUTH

Flexible finance options prove popular with local businesses


Leading regeneration specialist, Priority Sites, has completed 50,000 sq ft of new, high specification industrial space for Cockermouth, Cumbria.

One of the factory units has already been sold and three others are now under offer as the scheme completes, …

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On behalf of Tarras Park Properties Ltd, part of the Buccleuch Property Group Carigiet Cowen have now completed the letting of Unit 10, Site 54 Grearshill Road, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle to rapidly expanding trade counter operator Toolstation.

The 5,800 sqft mid-terrace property within Tarras Park’s popular 13 unit development has been fully refurbished and fitted out for Toolstation …

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CARLISLE’S Kingmoor Park is poised for a dramatic new development, creating a business “village” capable of supporting 5,000 workers.

The news of an October start on the long-awaited Carlisle Northern Development Route (CNDR) will trigger a new spate of development at Kingmoor, which will include cafés, restaurants, local shops, and a four-star hotel.
The site’s owners spoke this week of …

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Plans for how the long-awaited Carlisle western bypass will take shape have been unveiled for the first time.

Last week a contract was signed between construction firm Balfour Beatty and Cumbria County Council, with work due to begin on October 19.
Yesterday councillors and the press were given a first glimpse of how the £178million scheme would take shape, and the difficulties that would …

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Many would say that a recession is not the best time to launch a new business, but John Hope thinks the opposite is true. He has just opened up a new fish and chip restaurant.
There’s no history of a chippy on the site, it’s a good walk from the nearest houses and it’s on one of the region’s busiest roads. But John couldn’t resist the challenge.
“I think a recession is when you should open a …

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A second leading international parcel firm has opened a depot on Carlisle’s Kingmoor Park in a jobs boost for the city.

UPS, the largest express carrier and package delivery company in the world, this week moved into a unit on the industrial estate in a £400,000 deal.
The contract negotiated by local property consultants Carigiet Cowen is one of the biggest lettings deal in the north west …

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AIRPORT AND BY- PASS DEVELOPMENTS
GOOD NEWS FOR ALL!

The proposed re-location of Stobart Group to Carlisle Airport and the announcement that work is due to start on the long-awaited Carlisle Northern Development Route is a double boost for Kingmoor Park, one of the largest industrial estates in the north west.

Kingmoor Park Properties Ltd, the management company behind the estate, …

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WELCOME HIGHS IN A YEAR OF NATIONAL & GLOBAL LOWS

It is almost a year since Carigiet Cowen moved from their former city centre base to newly refurbished offices at Telford House, Riverside, Warwick Road. Whilst the move has been straightforward, the well reported upheaval in both the economy and the commercial property market has been anything but.

Despite the general doom and gloom …

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A new company has landed at Kingmoor Park in Carlisle with a bang!
Explosive Productions Ltd – the company responsible for big show productions for some of the biggest tourist names in Europe including Fred Olsen, Britannia Hotels, Center Parcs and Bourne Leisure – has just completed the internal remodelling of two adjoining units on Kingmoor Park Central.
The company now has a show stopping …

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FURTHER EXPANSION OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

The property management arm of the business continues to grow from strength to strength, headed up by Director Iain Henderson. The latest addition to the managed portfolio is the mixed retail and office scheme at Carlyle's Court in the centre of Carlisle, owned by R O Regional Properties Ltd. The scheme, which has entrances from both Fisher Street …

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RATING REVALUATION ON THE HORIZON

The 2010 rating revaluation is fast approaching, which will represent the fifth revaluation that has been undertaken by the Valuation Office Agency since the publication of the 1990 List. The new 2010 rateable values are due to take effect from 1 April 2010 however, a draft List is due to be released by the Valuation Office Agency in September. Clients will …

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LANDLORD AND TENANT WORK SUCCESSES

A raft of landlord and tenant work has continued to occupy all four Directors at Carigiet Cowen over the past 12 months. There have been a series of Independent Expert Determinations with which Iain Henderson and Chris Smith have been involved, with noteable successes for ground tenant clients at Kingstown and Rosehill Industrial Estates in Carlisle including …

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On behalf of locally based Lyon Property Investments Ltd, Carigiet Cowen have now completed the letting of the former Lucas property on London Road Carlisle to expanding trailer company Indespension Ltd.

This detached trade counter and workshop premises extending to some 4,300 sqft set within a good sized self contained site is prominently located on one of the main arterial routes into Carlisle …

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A second leading international parcel firm has signed up for a unit at Carlisle’s Kingmoor Park, as the site continues to defy the economic downturn.

The unnamed company is expected to move on to the industrial estate, north of the city, later this year. The news comes just weeks after Kingmoor chiefs revealed European delivery giant Geopost is to open a base there.
Kingmoor chief executive …

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HIGH SPEC FACTORY UNITS TAKE SHAPE IN COCKERMOUTH

Joint local agent appointed to market high grade commercial space

The first of 12 individual factory units are approaching completion at Derwent Mills Commercial Park in Cockermouth, Cumbria. Two units on the £3.5 million scheme have now been erected and could be available for new companies to move into in just 6 weeks time.

With …

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The public have been given their first glimpse of a £50m plan to expand a Carlisle industrial estate.

Environmental consultant Elizabeth Lees and Kingmoor Park chief executive Tony Goddard with the plans
The proposal, to develop a 90-acre patch of land at Kingmoor Park, could eventually create 3,500 jobs. Kingmoor Park chief executive Tony Goddard was at the exhibition to talk people through …

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