Cumbria Tourism and Gleeson work together to provide new homes

Cumbria Tourism and Gleeson work together to provide new homes

Cumbria Tourism and Gleeson Homes are working together to address the pressing challenges the county’s tourism industry continues to face.

Gleeson Homes, renowned for its high-quality, affordable and energy efficient homes, is perfectly positioned to support Cumbria Tourism's workforce strategy, which is encouraging people to live, work, invest and study in the county - thereby boosting Cumbria’s £4.1billion visitor economy and enriching local communities throughout the county.

The lack of affordable housing continues to be a significant concern for the county’s tourism and hospitality industry. Cumbria Tourism’s Spring 2024 Business Performance Survey again highlights the issue, along with the cost of accommodation, as one of the main barriers for attracting and retaining staff.

Gleeson Homes remains committed to addressing this challenge by developing high-quality, great value homes, suitable for a wide range of buyers.

With multiple Gleeson developments positioned within a 30-minute drive of the Lake District National Park, several sites in the heart of Carlisle and a wide range of homes ready for immediate move-in, those working in the tourism industry can benefit from an easy commute and avoid any housing delays.

Gleeson is also offering a £1,500 contribution¥ towards those finishing touches for hospitality workers, making the dream of homeownership even more attainable.

In addition to these incentives, Gleeson is offering Discount Market Value plots for those living and or working in Cumbria, starting from £99,995 – underlining Gleeson’s commitment to providing affordable homes for the local workforce.

"We are delighted to collaborate with Cumbria Tourism to support the local visitor economy. Our mission aligns perfectly with this collaboration, as we strive to provide high-quality homes in the areas where they are needed most."

Simon Dicanio, Sales Director for Gleeson's Cumbria region

"Striking the right balance of housing is vital not only for supporting jobs within our local economy, but also for helping communities to thrive and grow. In fact, addressing issues around affordable housing and the housing mix for hospitality staff is one of the priorities highlighted in Cumbria’s new Destination Management Plan (DMP). Gleeson really understand that innovative solutions are needed to tackle fundamental housing challenges, particularly for young people who would like to stay in Cumbria to live and work, but may worry about the perceived availability and cost of getting on the property ladder.”

Rachel Tyson, Cumbria Tourism’s Head of Partnerships and Projects

To view Gleeson's list of developments within Cumbria, visit: or head to your nearest development to speak with a Sales Executive.

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