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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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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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