Opportunities To Let Prime Pitches Ahead of Primark Opening

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 open in the Autumn this year, retail enquiries for Central Carlisle are already on the up and a number of national retailers have expressed interest in some of the units listed below. These new signs of confidence bring a positivity which was not been felt since before the 2008 recession.
Availability at present is relatively low, however Carigiet Cowen are marketing an number of excellent opportunities in the form of:-
35-37 Fisher Street occupies a prominent corner position on Fisher Street and Green Market, offering an excellent glazed frontage with the benefit of an external seating area. The site provides fantastic potential for anyone looking to establish themselves as a city centre restaurant, café or bar. The property is available to let on a new lease on terms to be agreed at a rent in the region of £40,000 per annum exclusive.
65 English Street is available to let on a new lease. The unit formerly occupied by Goldsmiths is primed for a new shop front which will increase the sales area and provide a better frontage on to English Street.

56 Castle Street formerly occupied by Bookends is now fully available. This unit offers a modest ground floor sales area in the region of 500 sq ft with a basement of similar size suitable for further sales space or storage.
Just off English Street we have been engaged with a series of activities on St Cuthbert’s Lane. Following refurbishment of Unit 16/18, the former Stephen Rowe opticians, enquiries have been good and part of this space is now under offer. The remaining section offers around 1,000 sq ft of accommodation ready for immediate occupation.

Elsewhere in the city centre, Carigiet Cowen is marketing 68 Lowther Street currently occupied by Farmfoods. Once the company relocate, the unit will be fully available and offers a chance to acquire around 2,000 sq ft on one of Carlisle’s busiest streets. Recently Carigiet Cowen let the former Strut’s unit on Chapel Street located immediately behind to an A1 user who will be opening for business shortly.
With a vibrant feel in the air due to the addition of a major superstore to our city centre, a new M&S Foodhall at Kingstown and a range of retail/quasi retail and leisure developments in the pipeline at Kingmoor Park, Rosehill and Willowholme, the retail sector is starting to fight back. Our high street offers some excellent opportunities to be a part of this revival.

For further information on any of Carigiet Cowen’s retail property services please contact:

Ben Blain Tel: 01228 635002 Email: bblain@carigietcowen.co.uk