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Carigiet Cowen are happy to announce a temporary yet exciting letting of 55-57 English Street which has brought a Christmas shop to Carlisle’s high street for the upcoming festive period.

Formerly River Island, 55-57 English Street has received a very festive makeover and is now open to the public.

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Acting on behalf of Carlisle City Council, Carigiet Cowen have completed the letting of 3 St Albans Row which sees the ex-Routledge’s being transformed into a brand-new barber shop, at the heart of the Carlisle City centre and within the Old Town Hall building.

Established barber, Jordan Armstrong, is looking forward to getting his new premises up and running in the prime retail core under …

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Carigiet Cowen is delighted to have let 68 English Street, Carlisle, to National high street retailer Ramsdens on a new lease.

The popular pawnbroker and financial service provider who have 150 branches throughout England, Scotland and Wales, have relocated from their previous premises.

Acting on behalf of the landlord, director of Carigiet Cowen, Ben Blain commented; “Off the back …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to have been involved in the new letting of 9 Warwick Street in Carlisle to Groomfellas.

The established barbers have recently relocated from Lonsdale Street to Warwick Street.

The marketing campaign generated good levels of interest from multiple parties.

Groomfellas have now carried out a full refurbishment and are open for business.

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to confirm the sale of the fantastic freehold business opportunity at Tavistock House located in the heart of the picturesque village of Wetheral on the outskirts of Carlisle.

The Village shop, Post Office and Posting Pot cafe, which has been positioned at the heart of the Village opposite the green for many years, is now in the hands of new owners who will continue …

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Ben Blain, Director of Carigiet Cowen and acquisitions surveyor for Greggs for Cumbria and North Lancashire has acquired this site and is delighted to be bringing some fresh and tasty news to the region. The roll out of this drive thru will be it’s first in Cumbria.

Plans have been submitted by Greggs to South Lakeland District Council to convert an empty plot at the Beehive Business Park …

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RESULTS DELIVERED after 14months careful planning, hard work, and collaborative interactions; Carigiet Cowen support Port of Lancaster at Glasson in generating their first international shipment of steel.

Jody Lauder, Carigiet Cowen’s Associate Director for Professional Services and Consultancy said ‘this has been an adventure, there have been one or two tricky points to navigate, including …

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Retailer Flooring Superstore has opened seven new outlets in three weeks.

Following the permitted opening of non-essential retail on 12 April 2021, the Bishop Auckland-headquartered retailer has opened new stores in Norwich, Lincoln, Hull, Basingstoke, Orpington, Reading & Carlisle.

The investment in the new stores that opened in April amounts to more than £1m and has created 28 jobs.

Flooring …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to have concluded the sale disposal of The Old Smity in Caldbeck to a private purchaser.

Following a sealed bids marketing process, director Ben Blain is delighted to announce that the new purchasers, will be looking to redevelop the building which lies at the heart of Caldbeck Village in to a similar business operation, which will benefit the village community …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to offer this detached Showroom/ Trade Counter and Workshop together with extensive external display/ yard area to the market.

Most recently occupied by Harpers for Car Sales and display the property is flexible enough to be used for a variety of uses and offers a rare opportunity to secure a standalone building with a large amount of concrete surfaced external …

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During this latest period of national restrictions, covering the period 5 November to 2 December 2020, during which certain businesses have been required to close in order to manage the spread of coronavirus, and other businesses that haven’t been required to close have still been affected by the restrictions, two of the funds are available to support businesses:

1. Local Restrictions Support …

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Carigiet Cowen were delighted to complete three new lettings to a single global occupier at Hensingham Business Park in July and August earlier this year on behalf of Hawthorn Estates (Cumbria) Ltd.

The lettings, which also signal the completion of this brand new office park development , comprised three detached units totalling just under 10,000 sq ft and involved high spec bespoke fit outs …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to have completed the letting of Helvellyn House at Carlisle Airport Business Park, to a global civil engineering company.

This modern hybrid unit totalling 6,727 sq ft comprises high quality offices of circa 4,000 sq ft plus adjoining warehouse storage space of 2,787 sq ft.

In order to help meet the tenant’s requirements, the external yard area was significantly …

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Carigiet Cowen are pleased to report the completed sale of development land at Regent Street, Carlisle.

Sold to a Carlisle based private developer, the site provides just under half an acre of cleared land which has the benefit of planning permission for 5 two bed and 5 three bed dwellings.

We understand that the purchaser intends to press ahead immediately to commence works on site …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to be marketing the Old Smithy, situated at the heart of the Lake District village of Caldbeck. For Sale by way of informal tender, interested parties are encouraged to get booked in for the proposed viewings days to discover this unique opportunity and potential on offer.

The property comprises a former tearoom arranged over ground and first floor levels. Externally …

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Carigiet Cowen have completed the sale of the Barrow Evening Mail ‘Newspaper House’ on Abbey Street on behalf of Newsquest North West.

Opposite the towns Law Courts, and the Furness Building Society HQ, at Emlyn Hughes house.

Providing some 1,400 sq ft of space, with adjoining 38 space car park, the property had received interest from a number of parties.

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Carigiet Cowen were delighted to continue to support the outstanding work of Hospice at Home by covering the cost of producing and circulating the summer draw raffle tickets.

Richard Pervical, Director of Carigiet Cowen, took part in yesterday’s draw which was so strongly supported by so many people the final figure raised, a very impressive £26,500 !!

A successful achievement supporting …

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Carigiet Cowen are instructed by NHS Property Services to market 4 Wavell Drive, Rosehill, Carlisle. Accommodation reorganisation in the Local NHS Estate, has lead to the property becoming surplus.

Rosehill continues to be one of the most popular office locations in the City, just off junction 43 of the M6 motorway and having good access to the city centre. Occupiers there include, Borderway …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to be this year’s sponsor of the Sunflower Surprises raffle tickets for HOSPICE at HOME Carlisle & North Lakeland. At this difficult time we hope you are able to support future patients and their families by purchasing just one ticket or even several books !!

All support is greatly appreciated – each and every ticket sold makes a huge difference.
Good Luck to …

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Place North West 13 May 2020....
A strategy to redevelop parts of the Cumbrian town have been unveiled, including the conversion of the former Whittles furniture store building on Duke Street into a technology hub, and bringing forward several sites for housing.

Copeland Council also proposes to build a series of covered ‘arcades’ containing a artisan shops, a food court and other leisure …

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The planned revaluation of business rates will no longer take place in 2021. The government had confirmed Legislation to bring the next revaluation forward by one year from 2022 to 2021. However, this has now been postponed given the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The move is part of efforts to help reduce uncertainty for companies affected by the outbreak.

Communities Secretary …

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Despite the difficulties being experienced due to working restrictions associated with Covid-19, contractors Caddick Construction are making solid progress on the construction of this new 42,300 sq ft retail warehouse development adjacent to J44 of the M6 off Parkhouse Road opposite ASDA.

Leases have already been entered into with Wren Kitchens, Oakfurniture Land and Costa Coffee. Joint Agents …

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During these unprecedented times, Carigiet Cowen is committed to keeping clients advised as new information emerges on the detail surrounding the grant support that has been announced by Central Government.

GRANTS
There are two grant schemes which are now available in England:

1. Small Business Grant Fund
A £10,000 grant for any business, regardless of sector, that receives Small …

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During these unprecedented times, Carigiet Cowen is committed to keeping clients advised as new information emerges on the detail surrounding Business Rates support that has been announced by Central Government.

Extended Retail Rate Relief is to be applied to all retail, hospitality and leisure properties in England for the 2020/21 rate year, regardless of whether the ratepayer qualifies for …

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Carigiet Cowen was proud to support the RICS Social Impact Design Awards for 2020.

Jody Lauder, Associate Director for Professional Services and Valuation, was nominated to be a Regional Judge within the Education Sector.

The RICS established the award scheme to identify influential design within 8 categories.

The assessment is looking for construction projects that deliver …

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Acting for Age UK West Cumbria, Mike Beales has successfully secured the sale of their former HQ known as the Old Customs House on West Strand, Whitehaven.

The building has been purchased by a local hospitality business who, building on their successful track record, intend to transform the former offices into luxury serviced apartments. Catering for visiting executives on business or for …

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Carigiet Cowen’s Associate Director for Professional Services and Consultancy - Jody Lauder - has supported Lancaster City Council in its expansion of its investment property portfolio, purchasing 17-21 Penny Street, Lancaster.

Occupied by one of the most successful high street brands, Wilkinsons, this property will support Lancaster City Council’s strategic policy for ‘Funding the Future’.

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Occupiers have now been secured for all 8 of the newly constructed units within building N at Kingmoor Park Central which each extend to circa 4,500 sq ft.

Lilac Publishing have taken Unit N4.
Swansway/ TPS the VW parts distribution specialists are close to completing the fit-out of Units N7 & N8, which will not only significantly increase their physical presence in the Carlisle area, but …

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Richard Percival and colleague Mike Beales have recently been instructed to market the former Border Cars showroom on Joseph Noble Road, Lillyhall, Workington.

This purpose-built facility extends to over 18,000 sq ft of built space on a 2.68 acre site with excellent prominence and frontage to the A596.

The site has the potential to be suitable for a range of uses, subject to planning.

For …

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After an extended period of marketing, Richard Percival and Ben Blain have secured the sale of the former showroom and trade-counter building opposite Vaseys on Lancaster Street.

Extending to almost 15,000 sq ft, the property has been purchased by client’s of Hyde Harrington.

The new owner has successfully secured planning consent for a comprehensive redevelopment to provide a new purpose-built …

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Terms have been agreed for the sale of this 8,000 sq ft office property located just off London Road.

Sale Contracts are at an advanced staged and it is expected that completion will take place in the very near future. A change of use application has been submitted by the proposed purchaser.

When the sale completes, this will be the largest office building to have been sold in Carlisle …

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In one of the largest lettings in West Cumbria this year, Richard Percival has let some 45,000 sq ft of warehouse space within the Eddie Stobart Complex at Lillyhall.

The space will be shortly undergoing a extensive programme of refurbishment works to meet the unique requirements of the ingoing tenant.

Richard acted on behalf of Eddie Stobart Ltd and worked closely with their asset …

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The agency team at Carigiet Cowen have concluded a number of smaller office lettings over the last couple of months in and around the Carlisle area.

Northern Bear PLC and Zap Active have both completed leases on self-contained office suites within SP Training‘s office facility at Skiddaw House, Carlisle Airport Business Park, Irthington.

At the same location we are also marketing Helvellyn …

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Working as Joint Agent with national auctioneers Allsop LLP, Richard Percival has successfully secured the sale of the former Kirkstone Slate premises at the Old Wood Mill, Skelwith Bridge near Ambleside.

This was a rare opportunity to acquire the freehold interests in a range of commercial and residential buildings in a stunning Lake District location.

The lot even included part of …

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Retail surveyor, Ben Blain has concluded the latest letting on Pow Street, Workington in the former Clydesdale Bank to CEX Gaming. The deal which concluded shortly after the Christmas break has seen the ingoing national tenant overhaul the property giving it a fresh attractive look.

In addition, Carigiet Cowen have had strong interest in the former Your Move at 58 Pow Street and this property …

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Acting for the landlord, Picton, retail surveyor Ben Blain recently concluded the letting of the former Newcastle Building Society at 2/4 English Street to Best Dressed Kidz.

The children’s clothing, toys and accessories retailer already established in Dumfries has opened their second store in the area within Carlisle’s prime shopping pitch.

The company stock children’s exclusive lines …

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Acting on behalf of a London based property landlord, retail surveyor Ben Blain has sold 58-62 Scotch Street positioned at the heart of Carlisle’s shopping pitch.

The grade II listed building located between McDonalds and Waterstones has been sold following a pro active marketing campaign.

Ben comments “I am delighted that we have managed to secure an attractive sale of this building …

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Specialising in Japanese performances cars and custom performance cars, the company joined a fast-growing cluster of car related businesses choosing Kingmoor Park as their base.

The company was started by Scott Underwood in 2011. Initially he treated it almost like a hobby repairing cars. Scott also worked part time as a mechanic on Kingstown Industrial Estate.

Underwoods is also …

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Black Magic Car Detailers Carlisle became the first business to move into newly built Unit R4 on Kingmoor Park Central.

Over a decade ago Steve Fairhurst from Carlisle left his job as a panel beater with Lloyd Motors to create a new life for himself and his girlfriend Victoria in Mackay in Queensland, Australia.

Steve contacted Patricia Winder of Carigiet Cowen on numerous occasions …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to have completed sales on both 58-62 Scotch Street and 48 Newtown Road in Carlisle. Retail surveyor, Ben Blain completed both transactions and commented; “Both sales demonstrate that there is strong appetite and demand for properties offering owner occupation opportunities.

The former AOTEA on Newtown Road will shortly be re-occupied by a similar operator who …

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Carrs Group plc, the Cumbrian agricultural and engineering giant, has acquired Barrow-based NW Total Engineering Solutions Limited in a reported £9.6 million deal.

Carrs Group, which includes Bendalls Engineering, acquired the entire share capital of NW Pump and Value Limited, the holding company of NW Total, which works in the nuclear defence, nuclear decommissioning and nuclear power …

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Following approval of change of use planning consent early this year, work is now underway to convert two former Kwik Save retail units on Holker Street to Barrow’s new Bingo Hall.

Graves Cumberland Limited, based in Workington, run the Opera Bingo brand and plan to create 25 full and part time jobs. Carigiet Cowen acted for Graves Cumberland in the purchase of the 15,000 sq ft property, …

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Of course, it’s been well reported that UK economic growth remains subdued as the drawn-out process to leave the EU has left us engulfed in a prolonged period of uncertainty, now well beyond the ‘official’ exit date. Whilst the delay suggests the likelihood of a disorderly exit from the EU is reduced the risk still remains. In the short-term the persistent uncertainty continues to weigh on business …

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A rare opportunity to purchase a popular Post Office & store in the desirable village location of Wetheral, near Carlisle.

The current owners, John and Diane Shaw have continued to generate high turnover figures for the shop and Post Office as well as achieving an increase in turnover figures for the cafe over the last couple of years.

The consistent high levels of turnover demonstrate …

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As we head into Spring, Carigiet Cowen have been very active across all sectors in Carlisle’s commercial property market.

Chartered surveyor and retail specialist Ben Blain, who lined up the business transfer sale and new letting of Coffee Genius in St Cuthbert’s Lane to Bruce & Luke’s in January confirms that Unit 2 Carlyle’s Court (Former Beadle & Hill) and 7 St Albans Row (Former Alternative) …

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As we head into Spring, Carigiet Cowen have been very active across all sectors in the commercial property market throughout West Cumbria and the Lakes.

At Hensingham Business Park, Whitehaven, the sale of Unit 3, a 3,000 sq ft new build office building completed in February, adding SE Ceilings Ltd to this growing business location.

All external works on the estate have now been completed …

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With the UK Government still bogged down in uncertainty over the country’s immediate future, Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement was always going to take something of a back seat.

Nevertheless, the £260m which has been committed to the Borderlands Growth Deal should give us all in Carlisle, Cumbria, Northumberland, Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders something to be positive about. …

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Carigiet Cowen has recently acted for Oxfam on the sale of 28 Well Street, located within the Scottish Borders town of Moffat.

The former charity shop was sold by way of private treaty and we understand the property will shortly be re-occupied by Canis Domi Limited, a registered animal charity.

Acting on behalf of the charity, retail surveyor Ben Blain commented; “We are delighted to …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to have supported Lakeland Bespoke Interiors in finding their new home.

Set on the outskirts of Carlisle at Warwick Bridge, the company have moved in to the former Co-op store and transformed the building in to a desirable bathroom showroom.

Managing director of Lakeland Bespoke Interiors, Shane Housby has commented; “Since opening the doors, bookings for …

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Looking forward to 2019, Carigiet Cowen have some attractive commercial opportunities available.

Whether you are a new start business looking for a starter workshop or small shop, or an investor looking for your next source of property income, we have a variety of commercial buildings to suit everyone’s needs.

Recent additions to the market in Carlisle include industrial units ranging …

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More than 150 people gathered at Kingmoor Park on Friday 14th December, to celebrate the latest expansion at the business park. The event featured guest speakers including Carlisle MP John Stevenson, Henri Murison from the Northern Powerhouse, and Carlisle City Council’s economic development director, Jane Meek.

Guests arrived at the brand new Unit N at Kingmoor Park Central for breakfast, …

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JOINT AGENTS CARIGIET COWEN AND PRESTON O'HERLIHY INSTRUCTED TO MARKET 18 ACRE GREENFIELD DEVELOPMENT SITE CLOSE TO J41 OF M6.

EDEN 41 BUSINESS PARK

DESIGN & BUILD OR LAND SALES

PROMINENTLY LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF A6 & B5035 LESS THAN 0.5 MILES FROM J41 OF THE M6
(one of the least congested motorway junctions in the UK )

OUTLINE PLANNING FOR B1,B2 & B8 USES
ALTERNATIVE …

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Congratulations to Carigiet Cowen’s Retail Specialist & Associate Director Ben Blain who is continuing his progression up the rugby union refereeing hierarchy.

Ben is taking part in a refereeing exchange to Japan ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup, which will be hosted in 12 locations across Japan.

Ben will be taking charge of a couple of top flight Japanese league games. His first …

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Retail surveyor, Ben Blain has secured one of Carlisle’s most exciting leisure lettings for the last decade in the city by concluding a deal to Brewdog who will shortly start fitting out 36-38 Botchergate.

The Scottish Craft Beer Company were founded in 2007 when two friends started their own micro-brewery business before opening their first bar in Aberdeen from 2010. Today, the company trades …

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Acting for Cockermouth Town Council, Chartered Surveyor Ben Blain of Carigiet Cowen has sold the former YHA Cockermouth, currently known as Double Mills. The landmark building set in a highly desirable location off Fern Bank and next to the River Cocker has been marketed with the Carlisle based firm since late 2016.

The history of the building in recent years includes flooding during the 2015 …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to announce that the sale of Country Confectionery positioned on Lake Road in Bowness on Windermere has completed. The confectionery business which has been trading from Lake Road for approximately 20 years has been sold by retail surveyor Ben Blain.
Ben commented: “It is always exciting taking any kind of commercial property to the market which is set within The Lake …

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Construction work is advancing rapidly at Kingmoor Park Central with steel work coming up on Building N.

In total up to 8 no. units each of 4,360 sq ft will be available for occupation by October this year.

These new build units will benefit from excellent access to both the M6/M74 and the adjacent Kingstown Industrial Estate.

The property is located in close proximinity to …

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On one of the hottest nights ever recorded in Cumbria since records began, local businesses took part in the Annual Handelsbanken Rounders Competition to raise money for local charity, Eden Valley Hospice. Like previous years, the event was extremely well supported by local firms from a variety of professional backgrounds situated in the Carlisle area and wider afield.

A huge thank you to …

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Acting on behalf of the landlord’s, local joint agents Carigiet Cowen and Walton Goodland have been busy recently, concluding lettings within both the retail and office sections of Carlisle’s English Gate Plaza complex.

Retail
On the retail side of things, Unit 4 has been let to Carlisle’s newest tattoo studio – ReINKarNATION. The new studio is open Tuesday to Saturday between 10am – 6pm. …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to report the recently developed Penrith New Squares Development, anchored by Sainsbury’s has recently seen take up in Units A2 and A3 to Argos. The national retailer has relocated from Penrith Town Centre to the brand new ultra-modern units positioned next to Sainsbury’s and mobile phone giant O2. The position of the store offers convenience for customers with 3 hours …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to report that retail surveyor, Ben Blain has let 203-205 Dalton Road, Barrow. The corner unit was formerly occupied by the men’s fashion retailer Greenwoods until 2017 before the company went in to administration. The unit was formally placed on the market with Carigiet Cowen from late September 2017 and let again by early May 2018.

Ben commented; “We knew that …

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As spring moves into summer,development activity at the Carlisle Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone has increased significantly.

Construction of the new 40,000 sq ft Mercedes Benz dealership fronting is well underway. As anyone driving along the A689(w) Bypass will have seen the steel work is up and the roofs and wall cladding is going on.

Nearby, at Plots N & R Kingmoor Park Central contractors …

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Ben Blain, chartered surveyor with Carigiet Cowen has let Siesta House situated on Victoria Viaduct to a national organisation, British Heart Foundation. The landmark building which is in excess of 12,000 sq ft and has long been known locally as Chapman’s but was most recently occupied by Dickinson’s Furnishers. British Heart Foundation are due to open their doors for trading from the end of May. …

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Ben Blain, retail surveyor for Carigiet Cowen is excited to be bringing to the market a range of leasing and purchasing opportunities within Carlisle. At the heart of the town centre, Ben has recently placed Units 1 and 7 St Albans Row on to the open market and following the initial couple of weeks marketing, enquiries have been positive. Ben commented; “Unit 1 lends itself towards any independent …

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Carigiet Cowen is pleased to report a number of new lettings and encouraging levels of interest across West Cumbria’s office market, from both local and national occupiers.

Notably for Cockermouth, Director Richard Percival has secured new lettings of over 4,000 sq ft of office space within Sutton House at M-Sport’s Dovenby Hall Estate. The whole of the first floor has been taken by United …

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Local entrepreneur Richard Creary has launched Carlisle's newest men's fashion store, conveniently positioned within St Cuthbert's Lane. Institute Menswear is open for business and selling a variety of top brands including; NICCE, Ed Hardy, FILA, Pretty Green and LUKE 1977. The huge stock offerings include shirts and jumpers to jeans and trainers, with a wide range of accessories available.

The …

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Last weekend saw the annual Christmas lights switch on in the City, and with around one month to go, the shop windows are dressed, new stores are opening and there is a positive feel for retail in Carlisle.

Retail surveyor, Ben Blain of Carigiet Cowen has been actively involved with a couple of major lettings in the city centre this month. Most notably on Castle Street where national optician …

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Glynis House, one of Ulverston’s largest central office buildings, has been sold by Carigiet Cowen. For many years, the home of Government Departments, including The Inland Revenue Property Division (The District Valuer’s) Glynis had been vacant for a number of months.
Situated adjacent to Ulverston’s Laurel and Hardy Museum and cinema, at the heart of the town. The building offers approximately …

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Following a positive summer Carigiet Cowen has been actively involved with a variety of activity in Carlisle. Retail surveyor, Ben Blain has let 110 English Street to national outdoor retailer Millets. The chain has relocated from within The Lanes to the high street and have recently undertaken a full refurbishment of the unit.

Elsewhere in the city centre, Ben has been in discussion with an …

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Sytner Group Ltd, owners of prestigious, state of the art dealerships across the UK, will be one of the first companies to take advantage of the benefits of locating on the Carlisle Kingmoor Enterprise Zone when work starts on their new high-tech Mercedes-Benz dealership later this year.

The company recently received planning permission to construct 3,655 sqm (40,000sqft) of built space on …

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Carigiet Cowen are delighted to have been involved with the new letting of 110 English Street to Millets, operating under Blacks Outdoor Retail Limited.
The outdoor wear retailer has recently relocated from their previous unit within The Lanes Shopping Centre to English Street, Carlisle’s prime shopping street.
Despite being marketed for a number of years, the three storey building received …

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Carigiet Cowen is pleased to announce the latest sale agreed at Hensingham Business Park, Whitehaven. Contracts were exchanged last week with a local company on Unit 3, the latest new building. The deal provides an example of the flexibility offered at the business park as the specification for the 3,014 sq ft office and stores building was agreed with the occupier, enabling them to customise the …

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One of our core values at Carigiet Cowen is supporting the needs and requirements of new start and local business. Recently, surveyor Ben Blain has been involved with a number of new lettings around Carlisle including 49-53 Blackfriars Street where the well-established and town famous coffee shop, John Watt’s have opened a second unit. Elsewhere in Carlisle city centre Ben has let Unit 2 Market Arcade …

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Up to £1.466m of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) has been secured to build new, high quality employment space at the Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone, Carlisle.
Development plots N & R at Kingmoor Park Central, will be home to a development of up to 19 new build business units that will be available to small and medium sized enterprises and will support business growth in Carlisle and …

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Carigiet Cowen have recently concluded a variety of lettings and sales in and around the Kendal area. Notably last month, Ben Blain sold Juniper House located on the Murley Moss Business Park. Carigiet Cowen brought the 5,640 sq ft detached two storey office building to the market in mid March and had agreed terms to sell the property by early April. Ben is currently also marketing 8 Stricklandgate, …

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Carigiet Cowen have recently been involved with a number of lettings and sales in Carlisle and around Cumbria to various local and national occupiers.
Notably for Carlisle, retail surveyor Ben Blain concludes that 110 English Street is now under offer to a well-known fashion retailer who is acquiring the 4,000 sq ft unit and they hope to open ahead of the summer. In the same vicinity, Carigiet …

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Carigiet Cowen chartered surveyors has been instructed by Carlisle City Council and their Asset Managers Chancerygate to market development opportunities at two high profile sites close to J44 of M6, both with extensive frontage to the A689(W).
Gateway 44 extends to some 2.8 acres and with its high prominence and great accessibility is likely to be of interest to roadside occupiers and end users …

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Last year proved that despite some businesses back together after the disruption from Storm Desmond, take up around the town was good for all commercial property sectors and in to 2017 the signs of take up slowing down looks unlikely.

Since the Christmas break, Carigiet Cowen have been busy on a number of new lettings around Carlisle.

The former Stephen Rowe Opticians in St Cuthbert’s …

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Whitehaven’s latest business park is proving a success with the first phase of the development fully occupied, the construction of the second phase is progressing well with completion expected in October 2017.

The development which will provide 8 brand new employment / office units ranging from 64m² (689 ft²) to 431.10m² (4,640ft²) is ideally located approximately 2 miles east of Whitehaven …

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On the instructions of Cumbria County Council, Carigiet Cowen have been appointed to secure a new tenant for part of the landmark Nan Tait Centre in Barrow In Furness. Originally built as the town’s technical school, the grade II listed building offers characterful and substantial office/ employment space with the advantage of onsite parking.

Mike Beales of Carigiet Cowen comments “The Nan …

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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.

The …

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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.

The …

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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.

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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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