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Work starts on Gateway 44 development in Carlisle

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman took part in an official sod cutting at Gateway 44 L-R: Darren McKenzie, Site Manager, Caddick Construction, Paul Dixon, Project Manager, Caddick Construction, The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman and Jonathan Green, Surveyor, Carlisle City Council

Work is underway on a new retail development in Carlisle.

Due for the completion in mid-September 2020, Gateway 44 will provide a total of 42,300 sq ft of new retail space, with 15,500 sq ft still remaining on units from 2,500 sq ft to 8,000 sq ft. Upon completion the site will also benefit from 181 customer car parking spaces.

Wren Kitchens has agreed to take a 15,000 sq ft store on a 10-year lease with JB Global Limited, trading as Oak Furnitureland, committing to a 10,000 sq ft unit also on a 10-year lease. Additionally, Costa Coffee will be opening a 1,800 sq ft drive thru unit for a term of 15 years. International real estate advisor Savills, along with Carigiet Cowen, has been appointed to market the remaining space.

Gateway 44 is prominently located, immediately adjoining junction 44 of the M6, and is a natural extension of the popular Kingstown Retail Park, with nearby existing retailers including Asda, M&S Food Hall, Currys PC World and Next.

Leader of Carlisle City Council, Cllr John Mallinson, said: “Carlisle is a growing city and this new development will create more jobs and will provide a boost to the local economy. We encourage other retailers and businesses to invest in Carlisle. The city has a lot to offer and is an ideal location for established and new businesses.”

Stephen Proudley, retail director at Savills, added: “With its prime location and close proximity to a range of nearby retailers, the new Gateway 44 development is a fantastic opportunity to acquire high specification retail space at this new retail park. We’re expecting good interest in the remaining units.”

Worked started on the construction of the site in January 2020.

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