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Shaddongate centre in Carlisle reopens after 2015 floods

Shaddongate resource centre when it was launched in 2012 Credit: ITV Border

The Shaddongate Resoucre Centre building in Carlisle has re-opened after extensive work following Storm Desmond in 2015.

The building is now being managed by Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service (CVS).

It is hoped the building will become a hub of activity. Cumbria CVS are asking local groups to also move in to the building.

The Shaddongate Resource Centre is ideally situated to be a hub for agencies supporting local communities. It’s always been the aim to use the building as the base for the support sector and we’re delighted to welcome CVS Cumbria as the new tenants. We wish them every success for the future and look forward to seeing the building develop into a valuable community resource.

– Cllr Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council

Cumbria CVS provide assistance to voluntary and community groups on the county.

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Multi-million pound community centre opens in Carlisle

A new three-million-pound centre will open as part of Healthy City Week in Carlisle.

Work began on the Shaddogate Community Resource and Training Centre in September 2010, with the design of the scheme brought together by Carlisle City Council, Cumbria Constabulary and health and housing services.

New facilities include an IT training suite, leisure and recreational activities, support, mentoring and advisory services and City Centre office opportunities.

"The new facilities address the short and long term needs of vulnerable people as well as providing a much needed community resource, supporting people of all ages with education, training and recreational opportunities.

"The building has an innovative 'green design' and has a variety of high-quality facilities."

– Cllr Jessica Riddle, Carlisle City

The Carlisle City Council scheme has a 'green' design, based on energy efficient construction methods including, rainwater harvesting, low energy lighting and a ground source heat pump.