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‘The Waterfront, at Barrow-in-Furness’ Launched at the 2009 Northern Regeneration Summit in Manchester this Week

20 October 2009

The new ‘Waterfront at Barrow-in-Furness' is launched' this week (20/21st October 2009) at the 5th annual Northern Regeneration Summit in Manchester.

A six page brochure is being used to promote the location along with the website by Furness Enterprise, the business park's marketing managers.

The Northern Regeneration Summit is an ideal platform to launch the Waterfront brochure as the event is attended by decision makers, property professionals and developers from around the UK and offers a great opportunity to showcase the benefit to firms of relocating to The Waterfront in the South Cumbria Assisted Area.

As one of the North West of England's largest dockland regeneration schemes, The Waterfront, Barrow-in-Furness offers firms wishing to relocate to the area a vast 60 acre space for new office, industrial and warehouse facilities.

The site, with good public transport, road and air links, overlooks the Walney Channel and offers scenic views across to the Isle of Man.

The Waterfront lies within a designated Special Assisted Area and this ensures Furness Enterprise is able to assist firms considering the business case to obtain generous grants or loans for locating at ‘The Waterfront'.

When complete, ‘The Waterfront, Barrow-in-Furness' will accommodate up to 600,000 sq ft of office and industrial space, as well as a new 89 acre Marina Village boasting up to 650 homes, hotel and leisure facilities, a 350 berth marina, a watersports centre and cruise ship facilities providing a sea gateway to The Lake District.

Stuart Klosinski, Industrial Development Manager, Furness Enterprise comments: The Northern Regeneration Summit is an ideal platform for us to showcase the benefits of relocating to ‘The Waterfront, Barrow-in-Furness'. We will have a captive audience and our message is simply:-


The Waterfront offers a great opportunity to firms wishing to relocate to one of the North West's largest regeneration schemes on the West Coast of England'.


Stuart Klosinski, Industrial Development Manager, comments: “This summit enables us to distribute the new brochure outside of Cumbria and compliments all our other marketing activities we are undertaking on behalf of Barrow's urban regeneration company, West Lakes Renaissance”.


The new brochure will also help around 130 companies who have already expressed interest in seeking new office/warehouse accommodation, firm up on their intentions. Three plots, totalling more than 25,000 sq m, which can accommodate a mix of industrial, warehouse and office space are now ready for sale and development. The site offers two plots of approximately 5,200 sq m with the largest plot of 15,529 sq m.

With interest in locating at ‘The Waterfront, Barrow-in-Furness' reaching unprecedented levels at the same time as the recession seems to be starting to recede, now is the time for those wishing to relocate their business to the North West of England to make the move to Barrow-in-Furness so they can exploit energy investments in the East Irish Sea, at Cumbria's three planned nuclear power stations and in renewable forms of energy. The move to Barrow-in-Furness would ensure businesses are in a strong position to offer their services to the nuclear defence industry and other commercial activities that are building up momentum in Furness and West Cumbria.