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People and places are our greatest assets. We continue to shape the future of our communities by investing in growth sectors and modernising our region.

A sustainable future for our residents

More than one million people live in the Borderlands region and we are committed to ensuring our Inclusive Growth Deal provides lasting benefits for everyone.


We continue to strategically invest in projects and infrastructure to provide opportunities for people and places, including: 


  • Improvements to transport links

  • Faster, more reliable broadband connections

  • Investing in towns across the region to improve our places 

We also recognise the importance of upskilling to ensure that people are equipped to take advantage of opportunities now and in the future.


Not only are we supporting our communities by developing skills, our projects will create and lead to more and better jobs to retain talent across the Borderlands region and attract new people to choose the Borderlands as their home. 

Four strategic themes act as guiding principles across all of our projects and investments.

Explore each strategic theme below or click to see all themes here 


Enabling infrastructure

We are investing in the infrastructure needed to support improvements in connectivity and helping people to access the region.

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Improving places

We are revitalising places across the Borderlands region by investing in improvements to attract people to live, work and visit.

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Supporting business, innovation and skills

We are stimulating business growth to create a more diverse regional economy, and recognise that innovation and skills are central to success.

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Encouraging green growth

We are capitalising on our green credentials, decarbonisation and high value job creation to support low carbon energy generation and decarbonisation.

Innovative projects are underpinning the growth and success of our Borderlands region 

See some project highlights below or discover all projects here 

Artist impression of the Carlise Station gateway
Artist impression of the Carlise Station gateway

Carlisle Station Gateway

Find out more about the development of Carlisle station

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Artist impression of Lilidorei play structure at Alnwick Garden

Lilidorei at the Alnwick Garden

Find out more about Lilidorei

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