Planning permission has been granted by Carlisle City Council for Kingmoor Park’s ModVillage, a range of shipping container offices targeted at start-up businesses.
The initial 18,000 sq ft phase, designed by Revolution Architecture, will consist of 24 offices and a café. Prospus Consulting prepared and managed the planning application for the development.
Kingmoor Park’s managing director Neil McIntyre said: “We have been really encouraged by the volume of enquiries that we have received so far from local businesses. We have an example container on site that is fully kitted out and have shown lots of people around. The response has been really positive and people are surprised by the amount of office space a container gives. The container offices are also energy efficient and affordable which adds to the attraction.
“The hope is that a community of like-minded businesses will be developed as ModVillage grows and we hope it will become a place where people can collaborate, share ideas, and work together.”
Galloway Modular Construction will convert and supply the containers.
Infrastructure preparations are now underway, installing, water, electric, and broadband to ensure that the site is ready for its first container, which the team hope will be on site this summer.
Prospus Property is the agent for the scheme.