Enterprising Town

Cleator Moor Town Deal

Enterprising Town is an exciting project that will kickstart a major investment in the semi-derelict Leconfield Industrial Park and for part of a wider project known as iSH – the Industrial Solutions Hub.

The vision for the wider Leconfield project is huge – and will lead to significant amounts of money being invested in the area, creating jobs and opportunities for local people for decades to come and attracting further investment and skills to Cleator Moor.

It is anticipated that 130 full time equivalent (FTE) jobs will be created once work is complete Рwith a further 78 temporary jobs  created during the construction phase.

Cleator Moor Town Deal

Part of the strategy is to make use of the Sellafield supply chain, moving some engineer, technical and support services to the site.

The Town Deal project at Leconfield focuses on utilising funding offered by the Government to create a new, flexible Enterprise Hub and commercial building space. Outline planning permission was granted for the hub building in January 2023.

The wider Enterprising Town project would also include site improvements including the refurbishment of existing units, extensive landscaping to increase biodiversity on site by 10 per cent while creating new cycle and footpaths, benefiting both the community and estate tenants through the longer-term development of skills and business support.

Dozens of businesses have already expressed an interest in becoming tenants of the new enterprise campus with a planning application for the main 4,000 square meter hub and refurbishment work now submitted to Cumberland Council.

Have your say

The projects that form part of the Cleator Moor Town Deal have been decided.

However, there will be occasions on which feedback and the views of residents are sought.

If you would like to make a comment on any aspect of the Cleator Moor Town Deal you may use the form provided.

Email us

towns.fund@copeland.gov.uk