Former Cavendish Villas, Buccleuch Dock Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2SW

Former Cavendish Villas, Buccleuch Dock Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2SW



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.

The town is a sub regional centre with a very well defined catchment population in excess of 100,000 incorporating neighbouring towns such as Dalton, Ulverston and Millom.

The subject site is situated on the southern side of Buccleuch Dock Road that connects with Michaelson Road providing access into Barrow Town Centre, approximately 600 metres to the north. Michaelson Road connects to the A5087 Hindpool Road and on to the A590, the main arterial route in and out of Barrow-in-Furness.

The surrounding area provides a mixture of uses including residential and commercial with BAE Systems operating a number of the buildings and docks in the immediate vicinity.



The subject site extends along Buccleuch Dock Road and currently comprises former residential accommodation that has now become dilapidated with associated landscaping.  The site is a strategically placed location situated close to both the proposed new Barrow Learning Quarter where a new £23.4m University campus will by 2030 support around 1,482 students experiencing undergraduate and postgraduate higher education and training in key sectors. It meets the need for advanced academic and technical skills and attract people to study and live in the town. It sits alongside BAE SYSTEMS new academy for skills and knowledge and the main shipbuilding site where investment in the new Devonshire dock quays is to take place.

The Barrow town investment plan approved by the government in November 2020 sets out a clear vision to be delivered between 2021 and 2026.

The land now offers the potential for development to alternative uses, subject to planning.  Prospective purchasers should contact Barrow Borough Council Planning Department with their enquiries – email / Tel: 01229 876 369.



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

0.95 hectares              2.35 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 safely.



It is understood that 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 is seeking offers for the benefit of the freehold interest with vacant possession at a guide price of £400,000 exclusive.

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 preperation and settlement of the sale documentation together with any VAT thereon.



The site is available to view from Buccleuch Dock 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 –

Suzie Barron –

Tel: 01539 769790



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 December 2020.

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    Price £400,000
    Town/City Barrow-in-Furness
    Status New
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