Strawsons Logistics Hub
Frank Shaw Associates is the architect for the scheme

Strawsons plots 1.2m sq ft Cumbria logistics hub 

Dan Whelan

Developer and investor Strawsons Property is bringing forward plans for Harker View 44, a commercial and industrial park on 110 acres off Junction 44 near Carlisle. 

The proposal, designed by architect Frank Shaw Associates, would feature a range of industrial units, the largest being 660,000 sq ft. 

A 75-bedroom hotel, a pub, a restaurant and up to three drive-through restaurants are also proposed for Harker View, alongside an electric vehicle charging forecourt and a traditional petrol station. 

A public consultation on the proposals has launched and Strawsons plans to lodge a planning application with Carlisle City Council in January. 

Subject to planning approval, construction of the first phase could start next July and complete in September 2022, according to the developer. 

A spokesperson from Strawsons said the project could generate £146m of annual investment for Carlisle, as well as 2,600 jobs. 

Aspbury Planning is advising on the planning application. 


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