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 St Cuthbert Newcastle Estates Ltd on the 2,302 sq ft retail unit, Carigiet Cowen received various expressions of interest and offers from a number of national retailers looking to secure representation in the town. 70/72 English Street becomes the latest store to be added to the existing list of 70+ locations throughout the UK as well as international presence in the Middle East.
Elsewhere on Carlisle’s main shopping street at 14 English Street, Carigiet Cowen have secured a new letting to Taking Shape. This ladies fashion retailer originated in Australia before opening in the United Kingdom and now is already operating from over 25 stores nationwide. The store is currently being fitted out and is expected to open on Thursday 9 July.
Local ski, mountaineering and outdoor wear specialists, Freetime Climb & Ski have relocated from Market Street to a more prominent town centre location on Castle Street. The firm has moved in to the substantial corner building formerly occupied by Early Learning Centre positioned close to the Cathedral and Crown & Mitre complex. It intends to open from August, just in time for the autumn and winter seasons.
Carigiet Cowen is marketing a range of exciting retail opportunities elsewhere in Carlisle city centre, including;
• 65 English Street – a retail unit with numerous period features including an impressive double staircase serving the first floor as well as circa 800 sq ft ground floor sales
• 110 English Street – three storey unit suitable for various retail uses close to B & M en route to the railway station
• 16/18 St Cuthbert’s Lane – ground floor unit located close to Topshop, House and Fraser and M & S
• 68 Lowther Street (Ex Farmfoods) - a rare opportunity to secure a large space unit on the edge of the city centre

Full details of these properties and our other commercial property services are available on our website or by contacting Ben Blain
Telephone 01228 544733 or email