Priority Sites appoints agents for Cumbria scheme

Michael Hunt

Priority Sites has appointed Carigiet Cowen and Smeatons to market the £3.5m Derwent Mills Commercial Park in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

The 50,000 sq ft scheme has units ranging from 2,900 sq ft to 9,000 sq ft, and is set to sustain up to 100 jobs for the Cockermouth area.

Richard Percival, director of Carigiet Cowen, said: "At present there is no new build commercial space of this quality available in the Cockermouth area or the wider West Cumbria region. As such we hope demand for this type of accommodation will be high among local, regional and national businesses.

"We are confident that we will receive a steady stream of enquiries as the construction of the scheme progresses."

Murray Carr, area development manager of Priority Sites, added: "Whilst economic times are undoubtedly hard, we are still finding a number of SMEs who are in need of new factory premises, especially in this part of the county.

"In this tough climate, businesses need flexibility, with the ability to either buy or rent the space, at affordable rates, on flexible lease periods. By offering this degree of flexibility, and a quality product, we can ensure that local companies, and the jobs they bring, will stay in the Cockermouth area."

Border Construction has been appointed contractor on the Derwent Mills Commercial Park and SMC DTR is the architect on the project.

The scheme is expected to be completed in March 2009.

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