A great day for Cleator Moor – now it’s time to deliver

11th November 2022

Today is a great day for Cleator Moor and the surrounding West Cumbria region, and one which iSH is delighted to be able to celebrate with the community.

Congratulations to everyone at Copeland Borough Council, Cleator Moor Town Deal Board and all partners for playing their part in securing £40.9m – £22.5m from government and an additional £18.4m from match funders – to deliver four transformational projects.

It’s a fantastic result which creates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

One of those projects, Enterprising Town, the redevelopment of the existing Leconfield Industrial Estate, forms part of iSH’s wider regeneration programme across West Cumbria, which will have a positive impact on people, the economy, and the environment.

Our managing director John Maddison said: “This is brilliant news for the whole community of Cleator Moor.

“Congratulations to everyone at Copeland Borough Council and Cleator Moor Town Deal Board who helped make this happen.

“The Cleator Moor community and the area’s business community have already played an active role in supporting iSH’s ambitions.

“With today’s funding announcement, it’s now all systems go for the Enterprising Town campus which is a key component of our wider programme across the region.

“We are fully focused on creating jobs, opportunities for businesses and organisations to collaborate, enhance skills, and bring a range of economic and social benefits to the community.

“These are truly exciting times for Cleator Moor and the surrounding area. The time is now to roll up our sleeves and get cracking to deliver for the whole community.”

For more information on the Cleator Moor Town Deal, visit cleatormoortowndeal.org.uk