Landmark Carlisle Commercial Opportunity Comes To The Market

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 both J42 and J43 of the M6 prominently located at the entrance to Durranhill Industrial Estate, on the northern side of Eastern Way, one of the main arterial routes around the south side of Carlisle city centre.

Occupiers on the Durranhill Estate include Two Sisters Food Group (formerly Cavaghan & Gray), the new Cumbria Constabulary Northern HQ and Carlisle East Community Fire Station as well as a range of commercial occupiers including Jewson Builders Merchants, Thompson Accident & Repair Centre and a number of uPVc window manufacturers.

Immediately to the south and west are a number of Carlisle's most densely populated residential areas.

Carlisle City Council are shortly to commence a range of environment and landscaping improvements to the Durranhill Estate generally and in particular the area around the entrance to the Estate. These works will include widening the footpath at the entrance to the Estate and creating space for the potential widening of Brunel Way together with establishing a dedicated landscaping belt.

Site Twenty Four extends to 1.01 hectares (2.48 acres), and located within a Primary Employment Area as designated within the current Carlisle District Local Plan. The new draft plan for the period 2015-30 is currently undergoing consultation. As such, proposals for B1 (Business, Light Industrial & Offices); B2 (General Industrial & Manufacturing and B8 (Warehousing & Trade Counter) Uses will generally be acceptable. Other uses such as those in Use Class A2 (Financial & Professional) will also be acceptable in principle along with other employment based uses.

Alternative Uses might include D1 Medical & Surgery or those facilities which cater for business development and support services within the larger employment area.

Richard Percival the Director at Carigiet Cowen dealing with the sale advises

“ there is already strong interest in the opportunity and a number of offers have been made. Hopefully it won’t be too long before this well known property is again put to a successful use”.

Richard Percival: 01228 635006 (direct line)
rpercival@carigietcowen.co.uk