The North West of England's Newest Waterfront Development

The Business Park

The Waterfront - Vision and Programme

Vision for The Waterfront:

The development of The Waterfront, Barrow in Furness, Business Park has created a new 60 acre hub for business activity in south Cumbria.

It is the largest site for new development in Barrow.

Furness Enterprise is your lead partner if you wish to locate on the site.We offer a total business support service to incoming and expanding local companies as the "area's first choice for business support".

The Waterfront Business Park is being marketed around the world on the website by Furness Enterprise (

The Waterfront Business Park  is a waterfront Gateway to Britain's Energy Coast, Barrow and Cumbria .

It offers plots to be developed by businesses which in turn can help to diversify and expand the economy of Barrow and West Cumbria and create new employment for the whole of the Furness peninsula.

Marketing is highlighting the fact that The Waterfront is an obvious hub for firms seeking to service global markets from within one of the UK's few Assisted Areas where special large discretionary grants are on offer to qualifying firms. The catchment area draws on highly skilled people who live and work in Furness and south Cumbria.

Views of The Waterfront Business Park 2012:

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Current construction work  in and around The Waterfront is focused on an anticipated the Scottish Power Renewables support base servicing West of Duddon Sands wind farm. In addition a new quayside is being completed at the north side of Ramsden Dock for ABP Plc.

Cumbria County Council own The Waterfront, Business Park site.

Further development timescales for the nearby Marina are as follows:

  • 2013 - 15    Work  starts on Marina Village site preparation
  • 2020 +       Marina Village complete

The Project Team co-ordinating public sector investment on the Business Park site:

  • Furness Enterprise -  marketing
  • Cumbria County Council - land owner and property deals
  • Barrow in Furness Borough Council - planning authority
  • UKTI providing support by helping with exporting and international marketing

Marketing lead: Furness Enterprise supported by SLPR,Bluepole, HSP Milners,Furness Plastics

Design Consultant: Capita Symonds

Lead Construction Contractor for site layout: Carillion

Local Sub Contractors have included: Mike Marsh Plant Hire, Deltawaite, Neil Price, Simmonds


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