Central Plaza Hotel Carlisle

Carlisle keeping ‘an open mind’ on hotel future

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The council is seeking expressions of interest from developers in order to bring forward the long-awaited redevelopment of the grade two-listed Central Plaza hotel. 

Gateway 44 Carlisle

Contractor search starts for Carlisle’s Gateway 44

Carlisle City Council is looking to appoint a contractor to deliver a retail warehouse at Gateway 44, its industrial development site at Parkhouse Business Park, just off Junction 44 of the M6.


Greater Manchester second in Help to Buy take-up

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The city region was behind only London in completed Help to Buy property purchases, with Cheshire also among the top six, according to research based on statistics released by the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government.

Penrith Aerial

Eden Council to adopt Local Plan

Eden Council's executive is set to sign off its Local Plan at a meeting this week following nearly five years of preparation and consultation, setting out the vision for the borough up to 2032, including more than 4,300 homes alongside employment sites.

YMCA Now Foyer Whitehaven

Council consults on Whitehaven revamp

Copeland Borough Council has launched a survey to help it assess the success of the five-year Whitehaven Townscape Heritage Initiative, which reaches its end in December. 

House of Fraser stores escape closure

Three House of Fraser department stores in Altrincham, Birkenhead and Carlisle which had been earmarked for closure are expected to remain open, after new owner Sports Direct announced it had successfully completed rent negotiations.

Castle Green Hotel

Lakes hotel acquired by international group

Castle Green Hotel, a 99-bedroom four-star property in Kendal, has been acquired by global hospitality investment group Frank Truman for an undisclosed sum.

SIG Carlisle LXi REIT

REIT sells Carlisle warehouse for £12m

LXi REIT has offloaded a 248,300 sq ft manufacturing facility occupied by SIG Group to a pension fund, just over a year after it bought the same property for £9.3m.

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Penrith masterplan goes to consultation

Eden Council will invite public views on its masterplan for Penrith with an eight-week consultation, starting in early September, as it looks to gather feedback on its 2050 vision for the town.