The North West of England's Newest Waterfront Development

The Business Park

Construction Progress

The Waterfront Barrow in Furness Business Park, pictured below, was a Barrow Regeneration (West Lakes Renaissance URC) led development on land owned by Cumbria County Council initially opening up around 60 acres of land by installation of services, raising of land levels construction of access roads installation of brioadband ducting, and marketing.

Further stages of development are planned.Currently the initial developments underway involve construction of operting bases for windfarm operators Dong Energy, Vattenfall and Scottish Power Renewables

Property developers or  Individual firms can develop  their own build projects, once they have bought a plot,the land costs around £100k/acre.


The Harding Rise access road now opened takes the A590 through  the junction of Michaelson Road and Ramsden Dock Road to the spine road roundabout on the Business Park.The route forms the main access into the Business Park replacing access from Ramsden Dock Road.It also vastly improves road access to the ABPplc owned port estate.

Construction and Sub Contract Opportunities:

Furness Enterprise can  make available a guide to local company capabilities for firms undertaking construction work.

Local Construction Training Contacts:

Furness College,
Anne Attwood,
Tel. 01229 844805,

Hazel Taylor
Tel. 01229 823307

Michael Early,
Project Director
Tel. 01229 823784,

IT Shaw Plant,
Ian Shaw
Tel. 01229 581928,  

Local Engineering Expertise:

Extensive local consulting engineering expertise is to be found at:

Bleasdale Wand Limited, Brian Bleasdale (ex Owen Williams),
Tel. 01229 588585,
Brian Bleasdale has been involved in BNFL/BAE SYSTEMS/Associated British Ports (ABP) dock improvement and reclamation projects.

Bob Phillips, ABPs Engineering Manager at Barrow
Tel. 01229 822911,

Local Quarries :

Goldmire Quarry operated by Neil Price,
Tel. 01229 839966,

Roose & Walney Sand & Gravel Co. Ltd. (Holker Estates)sand and gravel
Dickon Knight,
Tel. 015395 58313, and

L & W Wilson (who manage the site for Holker),sand and gravel
Alan Wilson,
Tel. 01539 567601,

Stainton Quarry, Tarmac Northern,limestone
Adele Jenkinson,
Tel. 01229 465197,


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