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, which had previously stood empty for some time. This will be the fourth bingo establishment for Graves, in addition to three others elsewhere in Cumbria. All are seen as community assets. Bingo is a form of social entertainment without the heavy drinking culture. This purchase is a further demonstration of confidence in the Barrow economy.