The Central Plaza Resilience Fund is a grant for businesses affected by the road closures on Victoria Viaduct, Bush Brow and West Walls, which have been put in place by Cumbria County Council’s highways team in the interests of public safety, following the deterioration of the former Central Plaza Hotel. The fund is provided to help ease the burden on affected businesses and support continued vitality and viability in the affected area.
This fund provides a one-off grant of £7,000 to each ‘directly affected’ business, subject to the following eligibility criteria and the submission of a valid application to access the fund.
For businesses to qualify the fund, they must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
The following premises are considered to be directly affected:
What is the Central Plaza Resilience Fund?
The Central Plaza Resilience Fund is a £70,000 fund available for businesses who cannot trade from or access their premises as a result of the road closures surrounding the Central Plaza Hotel. Each business is eligible for a one-off £7,000 payment, to help ease the burden and support the continued vitality and viability of the affected area.
Who is eligible for the fund?
The Fund is for SME and Microbusinesses that cannot trade from or access their premises as a result of the road closures on Victoria Viaduct, Bush Brow and West Walls.
We have identified the following premises on the map below.
How do I apply for the Fund?
A simple application form is available on the Councils Website at https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/carlisle-business/Business-Support, or can be requested from [email protected].
I have been affected by the road closures, however I have been able to trade from my premises, am I eligible?
No, the fund is restricted to those businesses that have been unable to continue trading due to the road closures and are therefore the most negatively impacted on by the closures.
What is an SME or Microbusiness?
An SME (small to medium sized enterprise) or microbusiness is any business with under 250 employees and a turnover of less than £25 million.
Is there any further support available for affected businesses?
Carlisle City Council is keen to support businesses as best we can in order to deal with the difficulties caused by the road closures. If you have any concerns or queries, please contact us at [email protected], or on the Central Plaza Hotline: 01228 817444.
To download the application form, please click this link:
CENTRAL PLAZA RESILIENCE FUND APPLICATION FORM
Carlisle City Council provides a free Vacant Commercial sites (land and premises) search service.
The information is made available with the kind co -operation and help of property owners and commercial agents. The information on each property is based on material supplied by them and you should contact the owner or agent for further information in each case.
Carlisle Enterprise Centre
Carlisle Enterprise Centre is a well-established business complex that offers a range of space including offices, industrial units, catering units and storage space in a secure environment close to the city centre with private parking, 24 hour access, conference suite and meeting rooms. A five minute walk from the city centre and railway station, Carlisle Enterprise Centre gives new and existing businesses the best possible location.
The Council, through Property Services, provides new and small businesses with modern good quality business premises in convenient locations around the City Centre at Denton Holme, Hewson Street, James Street, Port Road and Carlisle Enterprise Centre.
For details of the Council's letting policy and current availability of units, please contact us on 01228 817423 or email [email protected]
Located in the heart of the city of Carlisle, The Lanes shopping centre attracts 11 million customers every year. As the dominant shopping destination in Cumbria it welcomes a broad mix of shoppers: local people, tourists and students, from a wide surrounding catchment area. The proximity to the M6 allows The Lanes to draw in shoppers from South West Scotland
The Council owns the freehold interest in The Lanes and shares in the rents received by the Tenants, CGU Life Assurance Limited (now CGNU).
Details of premises which are available to let in the Lanes Shopping Centre can be obtained on 0161 235 7677 or by visiting www.thelanesshopping.co.uk
The Council has a small portfolio of shops which it manages in the City Centre. For details of availability please contact the Property Services on 01228 817425 or email [email protected]