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South Lakeland: Opportunities for Business New Sites for Development (1.8 – 17.9 ha)


Welcome to South Lakeland A Breath of Fresh Air for Business Beauty

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A place like no other in the UK, South Lakeland is a stunning, world-class business destination. Combining astounding natural beauty and a vibrant culture, it’s a place where innovative, knowledge-based industry sits alongside leadingedge agriculture and rural enterprise, as well as one of the UK’s busiest tourism and hospitality sectors.

As well as its excellent local, regional and national transport links, South Lakeland benefits from exceptional virtual connectivity through the on-going roll-out of a superfast broadband plan covering 97% of the county. Cumbria is also one of five regions in the UK to benefit from a Rural Growth Network, part of a £165m DEFRA funded programme of measures to support new projects in rural areas; this is supported by an extra £8.8m from the Regional Growth Fund for infrastructure improvement to meet South Lakeland’s future needs.

Creativity Operating alongside these multinational brands are a huge variety of established, independent businesses that capture the spirit of enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship, making South Lakeland a unique place to do business. This includes a flourishing digital and creative sector that thrives off the inspiring location in which it operates.

Energy South Lakeland also has strong links with the oil, gas, nuclear and renewable energy industry on Cumbria’s ‘Energy Coast’. Here, companies such as Sellafield Ltd, E.ON, BAE Systems, NuGen and URS enjoy cutting-edge R&D facilities, manufacturing capability, an abundance of natural resources, as well as a potential £90 billion investment during the next 15 years.

Experience The area’s long tradition of manufacturing and specialist engineering, coupled with rapid service sector growth and a thriving technological industry, has created an experienced and highly skilled workforce who are the driving force behind many of South Lakeland’s iconic companies, including: GlaxoSmithKline, HJ Heinz, Furmanite, James Cropper PLC, Marl International, Siemens, Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon, Lakeland, Mardix and Lowe Alpine (UK).


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Locate in South Lakeland Open for Business SLDC also has the ability to fast-track the planning process and offer detailed pre-application advice to assist developers and landowners to breathe new life into these sites. The below map details the 9 largest plots, available from 1.8 to 17.9 hectares, as well as highlighting key housing land allocations.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) is one of the few councils in the North West with a newly adopted Local Plan, creating increased opportunity for businesses wishing to invest in South Lakeland. Now, the district is home to 60 hectares of allocated land across a range of sites, all of which are ready to be developed for employment use to suit a wide range of business needs and sizes.

Employment Sites

Housing Sites

Site

Town

Name

Size

General Uses

Site

Location

No. of dwellings

1

Kendal

Scroggs Wood, A6

17.9 ha

B1, B2 & B8

A

1,600

2

Kendal

East of Burton Road, A65

6.52 ha

B1

Kendal (Inc. Oxenholme, Burneside & Natland)

3

Kendal

Shap Road, A6

5.49 ha

B1, B2 & B8

B

Ulverston

1,161

4

Ulverston

Lightburn Road, A590

3.1 ha

B1

C

Grange-over-Sands

506

D

Milnthorpe

164

E

Kirkby Lonsdale

109

5

Ulverston

Canal Head, A590

6.4 ha

B1, B2 & B8

6

Milnthorpe

Mainline Business Park, A65

8.07 ha

B2, B8

7

Milnthorpe

Bridge End Business Park, A6

1.81 ha

B2, B8

8

Holme

Milnthorpe Road, A6

3.04 ha

B2, B8

9

Holme

Milnthorpe Road, A6

2.58 ha

B1, B2

Please note, land is also allocated for around 1,000 additional dwellings across a number of villages in the district.

Please note, there are many more sites available in the district, including mixed-use sites in Grange-over-Sands, Kirkby Lonsdale and Burton-in-Kendal. For more information on these sites, please contact a member of our team.

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PENRITH, CARLISE

3 A 1

6

7 D

B

5

4 BARROWIN-FURNESS

C

2

8

E

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Invest in South Lakeland A Brighter Outlook for Business Knowledgeable

Experienced

South Lakeland is home to a wealth of high quality schools and colleges. Nearby Lancaster University is well integrated into the local business economy and is consistently recognised as one of the world’s leading universities, whilst the University of Cumbria also has its own business school and Rural Growth Hub. Kendal College has the 2nd highest Ofsted grades in the UK and its brand new science, technology and engineering hub will serve local industry with a highly-skilled workforce well into the future.

South Lakeland’s tradition of high-value engineering and world-class, high-technology manufacturing, has created a highly-skilled and adaptable workforce of over 85,000 people. The result is great strength in terms of independent, owner managed firms and an expanding number of small and medium sized enterprises who represent a major source of employment growth.

Accommodating South Lakeland offers a wide choice of housing across its attractive towns and villages, including the area’s traditional limestone houses and rural Lakeland cottages, as well as brand new executive and affordable homes situated close to all the main employment centres. This great variety means there is something to suit every style and budget. House prices are competitive too, comparing well with other quality locations in the UK.

Now, 86% of the working age population in South Lakeland are economically active and of these, 26% are self-employed. This experienced and committed workforce is the reason for the success of those businesses who choose to locate in South Lakeland.


Š Steve Barber


Connect in South Lakeland Perfectly Placed for Business South Lakeland is perfectly placed for local, regional and international business. Here, a skilled and adaptable workforce enjoys an excellent transport infrastructure that offers an accessible and alternative lifestyle choice to large cities. Only 2.5 hours to London Euston, South Lakeland is served by fast Virgin and Northern Rail connections, most notably from Oxenholme (Lake District) on the West Coast Mainline. Providing frequent, direct services to Manchester, Manchester Airport, London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow, the station also links the local network which connects to Lancashire and key West Coast destinations, including Sellafield and Barrow.

Direct access to the M6 motorway at junctions 36 and 37 means Manchester and Scotland can be reached in just over an hour, Leeds and Birmingham in around 2 hours and London and the South East in 4 hours. Manchester Airport, the 3rd largest airport in the UK, can be reached in 1.5 hours and offers direct flights to over 200 global destinations. Blackpool Airport is only 1 hour’s drive and provides direct flights to Ireland and a range of European locations. Various sea ports can also be reached within a 1.5 hour drive, all of which provide freight services to mainland Europe and beyond, with Heysham providing daily freight and passenger services to Ireland.


Location

Distance*

Drive Time

Train Time**

Lancaster

23

0:30

0:13

Heysham Port

27

0:40

-

Penrith

28

0:40

0:24

Preston

43

0:50

0:32

Fleetwood Port

49

1:10

-

Carlisle

50

1:00

0:38

Blackpool Airport

54

1:00

-

Leeds

72

1:40

2:24

Manchester

74

1:20

1:18

Manchester Airport

80

1:30

1:30

Liverpool

80

1:30

1:41

Newcastle

100

1:50

2:20

Edinburgh

144

2:20

2:00

Glasgow

150

2:20

1:53

Birmingham

150

2:20

2:16

London

268

3:50

2:34

* Approximate distances (miles) by road from Kendal ** Train times from Oxenholme (Lake District)


Explore South Lakeland South Lakeland has long been the lifestyle choice of professionals wanting to escape urban life to find their own piece of rural idyll, without having to compromise on quality of life, connectivity, transport links or business vibrancy.

Not least, South Lakeland is an area of outstanding natural beauty, containing parts of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales’ National Parks, and benefits from a prosperous tourism economy that attracts over 15 million visitors annually.

The area’s lively towns and picturesque villages benefit from incredible surroundings and each have their own individual character. Here, you’re never far from a fantastic range of world-class food, drink, arts, entertainment and amenities; from Michelin starred restaurants to internationally renowned events and festivals, it’s a cultural oasis that you could say has it all!

So, whether you want to indulge your adventurous side or take time out for quiet contemplation, spectacular South Lakeland provides the perfect escape from the workplace to blow away the cobwebs or simply drink in the views.


Contact us: Invest in South Lakeland is an inward investment service aimed at providing advice and support to businesses considering expanding and locating in South Lakeland. To find out more about the opportunities available across South Lakeland please contact us.

Tel: 01539 793280 info@investinsouthlakeland.co.uk www.investinsouthlakeland.co.uk @InSouthLakes

Economic Development Team South Lakeland District Council South Lakeland House Lowther Street Kendal LA9 4DQ

This brochure is intended purely as a guide. All information contained within has been checked and is understood to be correct at the time of publication. These particulars do not form part of an offer or contract. 01/10/14.


Scroggs Wood (A6), Kendal Site 1 Size: 17.9 ha Uses: Employment (B1, B2 & B8)

WINDERMERE

PENRITH, CARLISLE

South Lakeland is home to 60 hectares of allocated land across a range of sites, all of which are ready to be developed for employment use to suit a wide range of business needs and sizes. Located in Kendal, Scroggs Wood is a prestige gateway site. It is located on the main southern approach to the town and is adjacent to the A591 dual carriageway, which leads directly to the M6. It is intended for high quality, campus-style development reflecting its prominent position. It is aimed at B1 development, but the Local Plan also allows for high quality B2 and limited B8 uses.

1

ULVERSTON, BARROW LANCASTER, PRESTON

1 Scroggs Wood (A6), Kendal

SAT NAV: LA9 5RH


East of Burton Road (A65), Kendal Site 2 Size: 6.52 ha Uses: Employment (B1)

WINDERMERE

PENRITH, CARLISLE

South Lakeland is home to 60 hectares of allocated land across a range of sites, all of which are ready to be developed for employment use to suit a wide range of business needs and sizes. Located in Kendal, to the south east of the town near to the Westmorland General Hospital, this site has been identified for a science or business park. It is less than a mile to Oxenholme Railway Station on the West Coast Main Line and benefits from convenient access to the A65 and the A591 dual carriageway, both of which lead directly to the M6.

2

ULVERSTON, BARROW LANCASTER, PRESTON

2 East of Burton Road (A65), Kendal

SAT NAV: LA9 7RG


Shap Road (A6), Kendal Site 3 Size: 5.49 ha Uses: Employment (B1, B2 & B8)

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3

South Lakeland is home to 60 hectares of allocated land across a range of sites, all of which are ready to be developed for employment use to suit a wide range of business needs and sizes. Located in Kendal, to the north east of the town, the main 5.15 ha site is an extension of the existing employment area at Meadowbank Business Park and can accommodate a range of B1 and, more preferably, B2 uses. A smaller 0.34 ha site is also available to cater for B8 uses. Situated on the A6 Shap Road, it is only 0.5 miles from South Lakeland Retail Park and the Lake District Business Park.

PENRITH, CARLISLE

ULVERSTON, BARROW LANCASTER, PRESTON

3 Shap Road (A6), Kendal

SAT NAV: LA9 6NY


Lightburn Road (A590), Ulverston Site 4 Size: 3.1 ha Uses: Employment (B1)

WINDERMERE

South Lakeland is home to 60 hectares of allocated land across a range of sites, all of which are ready to be developed for employment use to suit a wide range of business needs and sizes. Located in Ulverston, to the west of the town, this site has a developable area of 3.1 ha. It is conveniently positioned close to Ulverston Railway Station and has been identified for a science or business park. The site sits on Lightburn Road, next to the A590 (T) and offers an easy commute to other key destinations including Barrow-in-Furness, the Energy Coast and Kendal.

Oxenholme

BARROWIN-FURNESS LANCASTER, PRESTON

4 Lightburn Road (A590), Ulverston

SAT NAV: LA12 7NJ


Canal Head (A590), Ulverston Site 5 Size: 6.4 ha Uses: Employment (B1, B2 & B8)

WINDERMERE

South Lakeland is home to 60 hectares of allocated land across a range of sites, all of which are ready to be developed for employment use to suit a wide range of business needs and sizes.

Oxenholme

Located in Ulverston, to the north east of the town, this forms a strategic employment site. It is suitable for B1, B2 and B8 uses and is less than 1 mile from Ulverston Railway Station. The site is next to the A590 (T) and offers an easy commute to other key destinations including Barrow-in-Furness, the Energy Coast and Kendal. BARROWIN-FURNESS LANCASTER, PRESTON

5 Canal Head (A590), Ulverston

SAT NAV: LA12 7LB


Mainline (A65) / Bridge End (A6), Milnthorpe Sites 6 & 7 Size: 8.07 ha / 1.81 ha Uses: Employment (B2 & B8)

WINDERMERE

PENRITH, CARLISLE

South Lakeland is home to 60 hectares of allocated land across a range of sites, all of which are ready to be developed for employment use to suit a wide range of business needs and sizes. Located near the heart of Milnthorpe, site 6 is 8.07 ha and is an extension of the popular Mainline Business Park. It is suitable for all general industrial uses and those of a B8 nature.

BARROWIN-FURNESS

6

7

Located in the centre of Milnthorpe, site 7 is 1.81 ha and is next to the Bridge End Business Park and Houghton’s employment area. It is suitable for a mix of B2 and B8 uses. Both of these sites sit close to the A6, which provides convenient access to the M6 and the A590 (T).

LANCASTER, PRESTON

6 Mainline (A65), Milnthorpe 7 Bridge End (A6), Milnthorpe

SAT NAV: LA9 7SX SAT NAV: LA7 7RF


Milnthorpe Road (A6), Holme Sites 8 & 9 Size: 3.04 ha / 2.58 ha Uses: Employment B1, B2 & B8

WINDERMERE

PENRITH, CARLISLE

South Lakeland is home to 60 hectares of allocated land across a range of sites, all of which are ready to be developed for employment use to suit a wide range of business needs and sizes. Located between Holme and Milnthorpe, site 8 is 3.04 ha and is an extension of Elmsfield Park Industrial Estate. It is suitable for a range of B2 and B8 uses. Located on the west edge of Holme, site 9 is 2.58 ha and has easy access from Milnthorpe Road. It is suitable for B1 and B2 uses. Both of these sites sit close to the A6, which provides convenient access to the M6 and the A590 (T).

BARROWIN-FURNESS

8 9 LANCASTER, PRESTON

8 Milnthorpe Road (A6), Holme

SAT NAV: LA6 1RJ

9 Milnthorpe Road (A6), Holme

SAT NAV: LA6 1RH


Welcome to South Lakeland A Breath of Fresh Air for Business Invest A place like no other in the UK, South Lakeland is a stunning, world-class business destination. Combining astounding natural beauty and vibrant culture, the area boasts a thriving economy with excellent national transport links and supporting infrastructure, where a skilled and adaptable workforce enjoys an unrivalled quality of life.

Explore Containing parts of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales’ National Parks, South Lakeland is truly an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here, you can enjoy a cultural oasis where lively towns and picturesque villages offer a fantastic range of world-class food, drink, arts, entertainment and amenities all year round.

Connect Location

Distance*

Drive Time

Train Time**

72

1:40

2:24

Manchester

74

1:20

1:18

Manchester Airport

80

1:30

1:30

Leeds

80

1:30

1:41

Newcastle

Liverpool

100

1:50

2:20

Edinburgh

144

2:20

2:00

Glasgow

150

2:20

1:53

Birmingham

150

2:20

2:16

London

268

3:50

2:34

* Approximate distances (miles) by road from Kendal ** Train times from Oxenholme (Lake District)

Contact Tel: 01539 793280 / info@investinsouthlakeland.co.uk www.investinsouthlakeland.co.uk / @InSouthLakes

This brochure is intended purely as a guide. All information contained within has been checked and is understood to be correct at the time of publication. These particulars do not form part of an offer or contract. 01/10/14.

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