The county council has launched the search for a contractor to design and build the Carlisle Southern Link Road, a key piece of infrastructure intended to help unlock the proposed 10,000-home St Cuthbert’s Garden Village.
The North West scooped the highest value of infrastructure contract awards in 2019 of all UK regions, thanks mainly to the £1.5bn Sellafield decommissioning project, according to data analyst Barbour ABI.
Cumbria County Council and its partners have kicked off the search for a design team for the redevelopment of Carlisle’s railway station and The Citadels, with options including enhanced retail space, improved access, and higher education uses.
Cumbria County Council has secured £7.5m of Government funding to take forward improvements to the Cumbrian coastal railway line, supported by an £835,000 contribution from the Local Enterprise Partnership.
With the UK Government still mired in uncertainty over the country's immediate future, Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement was as low-key as predicted, with a Borderlands Growth Deal and a £3bn Affordable Homes guarantee the main highlights.