Harker View: Commercial and logistics hub could bring 2,600 jobs to Cumbria

Harker View Credit: Strawsons Property

A development on the outskirts of Carlisle which promises to create 2,800 jobs could generate a £146 million pound economic boost to the local economy.

The 110-acre site, which will be called Harker View and located on Junction 44 of the M6, would be a new logistics hub for the North West.

Property development and investment group, Strawsons Property, has launched a virtual exhibition showcasing the 'state-of-the-art' plans.

The proposal for Harker View includes plans for:

  • Electric vehicle charging forecourt

  • Traditional petrol forecourt

  • 75-bed hotel

  • Public house

  • Restaurant and drive-thru eateries

  • Publicly accessible green space and green infrastructure

  • Potential park-and-ride site

The planned development consists of commercial units, varying in size, to cater all kinds of businesses - from small start-ups to multi-national organisations.

Strawsons Property will submit its planning application to Carlisle City Council in January 2021. An online exhibition will run until December 14, where people will be able to view the plans and have their say.