Carlisle sits astride the UK’s main north-south road and rail links and is within 1-2 hours of Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.
Carlisle's excellent location has led to some of the country’s leading companies basing their operations here. The city has a number of industrial etsates offering a range of accommodation.
Kingmoor Park, Cumbria’s premier business park, has over 2 million square feet of industrial, office and warehouse buildings ranging in size from 1,500 to 83,000 square feet. The site is set in over 162 hectares of landscaped grounds and has planning permission for B1, B2 and B8 uses, namely: industrial, warehouse, distribution and office space.
The site can be accessed directly from Junction 44 of the M6 via the Carlisle Northern Development Route (A689). This major arterial route travels through the middle of the site, traversing to the north of Carlisle before joining the A595 to West Cumbria.
Kingstown is Carlisle's largest industrial estate, extending to over 69 hectares and adjacent to Junction 44 of the M6. The estate is approximately two miles from the city centre and is well serviced by public transport. It currently provides employment for over 2,000 people. Wide ranges of businesses are represented, including a large number of national and international companies. Carlisle City Council owns the freehold of the estate, with sites let out on ground leases.
Parkhouse is located adjacent to Kingstown Industrial Estate and extends to over 10 hectares. The estate is mixed use and includes several office developments, a large retail unit and several car dealerships. Carlisle City Council again owns the freehold to the estate.
Rosehill is located about one mile east of the city centre and is adjacent to Junction 43 of the M6. The estate has a total area of over 20 hectares and is home to the H&H auction mart which is one of the largest in the U.K. Many agricultural businesses are located on the estate. The City Council is the ground landlord for part of this Estate, the remainder is privately owned.
Durranhill is situated 1.5 miles south west of the city centre and has an area of 15.5 hectares. Access is obtained from the outer ring road, which provides easy access to the A6, A69, M6 and the City itself. Carlisle City Council owns the freehold to the majority of the estate. The estate is home to Cavaghan & Gray, one of M&S’s key suppliers providing ready meals to this major high street name.
St Nicholas Industrial Estate
This estate is at the southern end of Botchergate and has a site area of 1.4 hectares. The City Council is the ground landlord for only part of this Estate, the remainder is privately owned.
Just under 1 mile from the City Centre adjacent to Junction Street and Milbourne Street,
Burgh Road was privately developed in the 1950's and is situated two miles west of the city centre (off the B5307). The site is 8.7 hectares and each of the sites on the estate are currently owned by the occupiers.
Newtown is situated one mile to the west of the city centre on Newtown Road (B5307) and has a site area of 4 hectares. All sites are developed and in private ownership.
This estate is situated on the southern edge of Longtown. The town has a population of about 3,000 people and is located about nine miles north of Carlisle.