The North West of England's Newest Waterfront Development

The Business Park

Sites For Development at The Waterfront Business Park

The Waterfront Barrow in Furness Business Park covers 23 Hectares. It has potential to accommodate 65,000 sq m of gross floorspace. 8.9 hectares is now available for use as part of the phase one site development.The headline achieved rents for office premises and industrial premises in Barrow (£12.90 per sq.ft and £4.50 per sq.ft respectively) maybe comparable with other locations within the North West



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The Barrow Port Area Action Plan informs you about local planning policy for The Waterfront and relevant design guidance for developers.

In accordance with planning policy:

  • 20% of the overall 65,000 sq m of floorspace can be used for B1 business purposes
  • 60% for B2 business purposes
  • 20% for B8 business.

Further phases tocomplete Waterfront Business Park will consist of Anchor Line Business Park and St Andrews Business Park. Each will be located to the east and north of Ramsden Business Park respectively.

The aim is to attract sufficent firms to create 1,500 jobs by 2020.

 Services Capacity:

The assumed services capacities for Ramsden Business Park are set out as follows:

  • Gas
    Approximately 19,400,955 kW/annum for Ramsden Business Park.
  • Electricity
    Approximately 2,167 kVA for Ramsden Business Park.
  • Water
    Approximately 439,200 l/day for Ramsden Business Park.

The Business Parks will be complemented by a boat lift, marina village, marina and waterfront sports facilities. Storey of Carlisle have been announced as the lead developer for the marina. The whole marina and business park Master Plan are set out below.Click here to the Marina Village to see the proposed Marina Village and Marina layout.

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Road Details:

A new access road to Ramsden Business Park links the waterfront to the A590 trunk route .The highway is part of a national high wide heavy load route. It  accord with the Cumbria County Council Design Guide and the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges to ensure that they conform to current adoptable standards: 


Ramsey Way:

  • Design speed = 60km/hr
  • Forward visibility = 90m
  • Horizontal Curvature radius 380m min
  • Carriageway Width = 10.0m


Dova Way:

  • Design speed = 50km/hr
  • Forward visibility = 70m
  • Horizontal Curvature radius 110m min
  • Carriageway Width = 7.3m



  • Carriageway Width = 10.0m
  • Inscribed Circle Diameter = 45.0m

All allotment areas will be transfered to the ownership of Barrow Borough Council.

All landscaping will remain in Cumbria County Council's ownership. f you want to locate your business on the waterfront:

Serviced plots will be available in several size ranges.

Companies can acquire plots customised to their requirements.

Your first contact to progress aquisition of a plot should be Stuart Klosinski ( or Vicky Hurst( at Furness Enterprise or call 01229 820611. To help define your precise requirements you may wish to complete and return the proforma which is accessible by clicking here in the 'Your Requirements' section.


Below you can find downloads [PDF's] site plans for the Waterfront Project

Unit A Plan

Unit A Elevation

Site Plan B

Unit B plan

Unit C Plan

Unit B and C - Structure

Unit B and C Elevation


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