Issue details

Strategic Acquisition of Land and Buildings in Workington

The Chief Executive is asked to approve the terms relating to this acquisition under delegated powers to support this project which is funded by the Towns fund from a grant award by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.


Allerdale Borough Council were offered the opportunity to apply for funding through the Towns Fund which is a Government sponsored fund to support and facilitate worthwhile projects in Towns throughout England following the Covid pandemic.  The Council submitted an application and were successful in receiving £750,000. Allerdale Borough Council as part of the application to MHCLG Town Fund put forward a project to purchase a derelict site in central Workington known as the Old Opera House.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £50,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: St Johns Workington;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/08/2020

Decision due: January 2021 by Chief Executive

Lead member: Leader and Executive Member: Economic Growth, Community Development and Placemaking

Contact: Kevin Kerrigan, Programme Director for Workington Email: