Windermere hotel sold

Administrators at BDO have sold the Best Western Burnside Hotel in Windermere to local business group GGE.

Henry Boot starts £3.5m Atkins office

Henry Boot Developments has begun work on the 21,300 sq ft pre-let building at the Westlakes Science & Technology Park near Whitehaven, Cumbria.

Scaffolding firm fined over fall

A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.

Whisky distillery secures restoration funding

A distillery in Cumbria has secured a £250,000 Investing in Business grant from economic development organisation Britain's Energy Coast to unlock a £2m development.

Chinese investor buys Lakes hotel

Keswick Park Hotel in the centre of the Cumbria town has been acquired by a Chinese investor from an asking price of £995,000.

Kingmoor deals back to pre-crisis levels

Kingmoor Park Properties said it had one of the best years in its 15-year history having let or sold 335,000 sq ft in 2013, with a further 406,000 sq ft of deals in the pipeline at the Carlisle business park for 2014.

Kendal votes to bring in BID

Businesses in Kendal have voted two to one to create a Business Improvement District that will raise £1m from a levy on rates over the next five years to pay for town centre improvements.