Former Salthouse Mills, Barrow-in-Furness

Former Salthouse Mills, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA13 0DH

Offers for the Freehold Interest with vacant possession invited in excess of  £500,000

Quick Summary

Price £500,000
Status New
Size (Acres)
Parking Spaces



Carlisle Office
01228 548385

To be offered through public auction via Auction House North West on Wednesday 16 May 2018 unless sold prior


Barrow-in-Furness is situated on the southern tip of Cumbria, to the north of Morecambe Bay and only 20 minutes from The Lake District. Barrow’s principal road link is the A590, linking it to Ulverston, The Lake District and the M6 motorway.

Barrow is the principle commercial, retail and cultural centre for South West Cumbria with a catchment of over 130,000 incorporating neighbouring towns such as Dalton, Ulverston and Millom. Barrow is the largest town in South Cumbria and is known throughout the world for its rich history in shipbuilding which is now centred around advance development of submarines driven by BAE Systems who continue to invest significant capital creating thousands of jobs as well as feeder contracts to local businesses. Other major employers include Kimberly-Clark, producer of products for Kleenex and Andrex, GSK, an international pharmaceutical company which is extending its factory site in Ulverston to provide a new state-of-the-art Biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility and the Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing and decommissioning site, a short distance up the north west coast.

The town has two sixth form colleges as well as a number of primary, junior and secondary schools and culturally, there is a wide range of leisure facilities, restaurant, hotels, a pedestrianised town centre with national retailers including Debenhams and Marks and Spencer’s and a good choice of supermarkets. The Lake District National Park is less than 20 minutes away and there are a range of beaches, all within a 10-15 minute drive.

Salthouse Mills is located within the southern part of Barrow, accessed via Salthouse Road which connects with the A5087 travelling west into Barrow town centre and east to Holbeck, Roose Train Station as well as a Tesco supermarket, all within 0.5 miles. The A5087 also connects with the Coast Road to the south east eventually meeting up with Ulverston, approximately 10 miles away and taking in the attractive Morecambe Bay coastline. Risedale Road is approximately 300m to the north west and links up with Park Drive and the A590 Abbey Road around 1.5 miles to the north.


This exciting development opportunity comprises the former Salthouse Mills and is the proposed location for Salthouse Housing as defined by the Barrow Port Area Action Plan – July 2010, comprising around 16.8 acres bounded by Cavendish Dock to the west and which is designated as a SSSI, the main railway line and residential housing to the north, a modern housing development to the east and commercial development/further wildlife areas to the south.

The site currently provides dilapidated and redundant former paper mill buildings with access being taken via Salthouse Road and Rampside Road. The land benefits from attractive and open aspects to the natural environment of Cavendish Dock and the Morecambe Bay Special Area of Conservation.

The development of Salthouse Housing is described in the Barrow Port Area Action Plan as being a unique waterfront housing location to incorporate around 250 new homes, associated public open space, landscaped buffering to the adjacent commercial uses and in conjunction with the overall strategy of the Action Plan which will include a transformation of the Docks to a range of uses including leisure, residential and commercial.

The Barrow Port Action Plan can be viewed at and prospective purchasers should contact Barrow Borough Council Planning Department with their enquiries – email [email protected] / Tel: 01229 876 369.


It is understood that the site provides the following approximate areas:

6.80 hectares 16.80 acres


The purchaser/developer will be responsible for any necessary assessment of ground conditions and will need to satisfy themselves that development can take place safety. Further information is available upon application.


It is understood that mains services are available on or adjacent to the site. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to determine the exact position of existing services and to arrange for any modification/connection of these to the land and property in consultation with the relevant services providers.


Our Client has reduced the price from £1,600,000 and is now seeking offers in excess of £500,000 for the benefit of the freehold interest with vacant possession. The property is to be offered through public auction via Auction House North West on Wednesday 16 May 2018 unless sold prior.

Please note our Client does not undertake to accept the highest or any offer received, subject to contract.


All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT where applicable.


Each party to bear their own legal costs in the preparation and settlement of the sale documentation together with any VAT thereon.


Further information regarding the land conditions and potential development of the site is available upon application.


BBS Law Limited, 1 The Cottages, Deva Centre, Trinity Way, Manchester M3 7BE, Tel: 0161 832 2500.


The site is available to view from the adjacent access road. It should be noted that the land and buildings are unsafe and access into the existing site/properties is strictly prohibited. For further information contact:

John Haley – [email protected]

Joe Ellis – [email protected]

Tel: 01228 548 385


Edwin Thompson for themselves and for the Vendor of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, any offer or contract.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, plans, reference to condition and necessary conditions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness.
3. No person in the employment of Edwin Thompson has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Agents, nor into any contract on behalf of the Vendor.
4. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or expense incurred in viewing the property or in any other way in the event of the property being sold or withdrawn.
5. These particulars were prepared in May 2018.

Approximately 16.80 acres of Potential Development Land, Subject to Planning

Situated on a strategic site adjacent to Barrow’s Docks and the Cavendish Dock SSSI

Part of the Barrow Port Area Action Plan for around 250 dwellings

Offers invited in excess of £500,000 for the Freehold Interest with vacant possession

To be offered through public auction via Auction House North West on Wednesday 16 May 2018 unless sold prior

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