Eden, Cumbria, The Lake District – A natural choice for business

High-tech business park proposal for Penrith

13 November 2017

Penrith Farmers and Kidd (PF&K), have submitted an outline planning application for the development of a 20 acre site at M6 Junction 41 near Penrith.

It is hoped that the proposed development will attract high-tech businesses to locate on the site and relieve pressure on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate in Penrith. The space could be allocated to businesses looking to relocate or those in the area looking to expand. 

Rachel Lightfoot, Director at PF&K said:
“"This is an ideal site for access. Junction 40 is over-used and Junction 41 is under-used. It is perfect to allow for both inward investment and the potential for the growth of indigenous businesses which may be constrained by their existing premises," 

The site offers about 230,000sq metres of unit space, and is likely to hold six blocks of varying sizes of premises.

"The units would come in various sizes depending on the requirements of individual businesses," added Ms Lightfoot.

"We are looking at something a little bit different. It would be on a green theme and we would be looking to attract the higher tech business end.”

This scheme is in addition to Eden District Council’s proposed Food Enterprise Zones which are located at key sites in Eden.

A consultation on the proposed Food Enterprise Zones is currently underway. Details on these proposals can he found here.