Arup set to masterplan 10,000 homes in Garden Village

Credit: Carlisle City Council

Carlisle City Council has appointed a team to lead the next phase of new homes for St Cuthbert's Garden Village project.

Arup, an engineering and design company, will lead on the next phase of masterplanning for the ten-thousand home project on the outskirts of Carlisle. This will include affordable housing, improvements to infrastructure, new schools and public transport.

The new homes will have easy access to the proposed link road connecting junction 42 of the M6 to at the A595.

"The masterplanning appointment is another important step forward for our ambitious plans for Carlisle and the Borderlands region. We are a growing city and as part of the garden village proposal, we aim to create increased high-quality housing and employment opportunities, together with new community facilities. We want to positively plan for the continued sustainable growth of the city adding to Carlisle’s offer as a place to live and will diversify the city’s overall housing offer.”

Cllr Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council

“This landmark project comes at a time when UK faces major challenges in building houses, St Cuthbert’s Garden Village will create significant growth for the Borderlands region by providing high quality homes and vital transport links for local people. We can’t wait to start work with Carlisle City Council and its partners to support the delivery of this truly transformational project.”

Kathryn Donnelly, Project Manager, Arup

Building of the St Cuthbert's development is expected to start in 2021.