Carlisle Southern Gateway project to start

Santander Bank Southern Gateway Project

Cumberland Council announces the start of the Carlisle Southern Gateway project on English Street, scheduled to start next week.

This project aims to regenerate the southern entrance to the city, creating a more attractive and vibrant area for residents, businesses, and visitors, and is expected to be completed by spring 2025.

The Carlisle Southern Gateway project is part of a larger regeneration initiative, linking with other key projects in Carlisle. The Devonshire Street project is expected to conclude by summer 2024, and the Carlisle Station Gateway project, involving partial pedestrianisation of Court Square and enhanced accessibility from George Square, is set to continue until 2027.

Additionally, the Market Square and Greenmarket regeneration project, encompassing 6,000 square metres, will start in summer 2024, creating a multifunctional events space to host various community events. The relocation of the war memorial, with support from the British Legion, will also take place in summer 2024 and be completed in time for Remembrance Day. The project has a completion date of spring 2025.

The Carlisle Southern Gateway project (on English Street) will begin on Monday 17 June, with Story Contracting Limited removing four out of five bus shelters on English Street, with the Denton Holme bus stop remaining for the first few weeks. The new permanent Denton Holme bus stop on Victoria Viaduct is expected to be completed and operational by mid-August 2024. Other bus routes will maintain their current detours, turning at Botchergate and using Lowther Street bus stops, until English Street work is completed by the end of spring 2025.

To lay granite setts on English Street, the road will be fully closed for 10 weeks starting in mid-February 2025. The exact timings will be confirmed as work progresses, with adjustments as needed.

Additionally, a section of the West Walls car park will be designated as a compound for the works. While efforts will be made to minimise disruption in the car park, access to the steps located in the centre of the car park will be restricted.

Cumberland Council and Story Contracting Limited will hold a stakeholder event for local businesses and residents who have properties near the work site. The event will take place in the Merlot Room at the Carlisle Station Hotel on Thursday 13 June. Attendees can drop in anytime between 3pm and 7pm.