Harker View Strawsons p.Bceg

The development could also feature an electric vehicle charging forecourt and a 75-bed hotel. Credit: via becg

Strawsons forges ahead with 2m sq ft Cumbria industrial 

A global e-commerce operator is in talks to take 1.5m sq ft across two units at Harker View in Carlisle, according to the developer. 

Strawsons Property has lodged a planning application with Carlisle City Council for the 2m sq ft industrial development, located off Junction 44 of the M6. 

As well as logistics accommodation, Harker View is to feature an electric vehicle charging forecourt, a 75-bed hotel, a pub and drive-thru restaurants. 

Strawson estimates the scheme will generate more than £145m for the Carlisle economy each year.  

It is two years since Strawsons first unveiled its plans for Harker View. In 2020, the firm launched a public consultation on plans for 1.2m sq ft of logistics space across the 110-acre site. 

“Our plans have moved on since consulting with the local community in 2020 and we are delighted to announce that a global e-commerce operator has confirmed a major occupation interest at Harker View subject to planning permission,” a spokesperson for Strawsons Property said. 

It is understood no deal has yet been signed. 

“Harker View is a unique opportunity to bring a modern, sustainable logistics hub to Carlisle that offers the potential for up to 2,235 full-time jobs for local people.” 

You can learn more about this project by searching for application number 22/0836 on Carlisle City Council’s planning portal.

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The mtorway roundabout is already overloaded. This development will only add to the problem

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