Carlisle's old fire station could become arts centre

Carlisle's former fire station The old fire station is the recommended site for the new facility

A new £1m arts centre could be built in an old fire station in Carlisle to help develop arts and culture in the city.

Carlisle City Council wants to transform the former fire station on Warwick Street to provide space for galleries, workshops and meeting rooms.

It is hoped the development will provide "exciting opportunities" for local artists and groups.

Councillor Anne Quilter said it will help deliver a "vibrant and creative" place for visitors and the community.

The council said residents would be involved in the process and play an "active role" in its development.

The proposal will be discussed at a meeting on 1 July.

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