This is an exciting time for Carlisle, with significant investment opportunities for the city coming forward. Carlisle is one of the key partners in the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, a £394.5 million growth deal signed by both UK and Scottish governments, with Cumbria County Council, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Northumberland County Council and Scottish Borders Council. This aims to transform the region, and support Carlisle as the capital of the Borderlands.
Carlisle also has opportunities to transform the city through the Towns Fund and Future High Street Fund, with £28.8 million of investment secured through both funds to invest in regenerating the city.
This website provides information and updates on our regeneration initiatives and projects to help transform our city.
Carlisle's Investment Plan has secured £19.7 million of funding towards a Town Deal for Carlisle. The Investment Plan provides a ten year strategy for Carlisle's growth, and outlines the seven projects put forward for funding from Carlisle's Town Deal.
The Investment Plan also provides an overview of the other significant investments taking place in Carlisle, including the Station Gateway project, the Citadels University development, and the Future High Street Fund investments.
Download Carlisle's Investment Plan.
Carlisle's Economic Action Plan sets out how the Council will support the city centre in recovery from both the economic and social impacts COVID-19.
The plan has been developed through analysis of baseline data and key economic trends impacting the city centre, stakeholder engagement, and review of existing local, regional, and national policies and strategies impacting Carlisle City Centre.
The Economic Action Plan is framed around three key themes:
Download Carlisle City Centre Action Plan.
The Railway Station is a major gateway to the city and for some, the first impression of Carlisle is the station and Court Square, the area outside the main entrance.
Carlisle is through to the second round of a competitive application to access funding from the Future High Street Fund.
Carlisle City Council is exploring options for redevelopment of the 3.16 ha (7.81 acres) brownfield site to the west of the River Caldew.
Carlisle has been announced as one of the 101 places invited to create Town Deals as part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund
The Grade I listed Citadels are a key heritage asset for Carlisle, making a bold impression on visitors and local people alike.
The demolition of the former hotel has provided a redevelopment opportunity.
Images: © Stuart Walker Photography, © D&H photography