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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.

Operations for the Evening …

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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.

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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