A CARLISLE engineering firm based out of Kingmoor Park has gone into voluntary liquidation - owing over £9m. 

Mitchell Dryers (Kingmoor) Limited, of Kingmoor Park South, appointed liquidator Cowgill Holloway on October 17. 

The firm made and supplied industrial dryers for the food, chemical, mineral and pharmaceutical industries, and has a history dating back over a century. 

Its website states the business has products 'found in over 100 countries'.

In terms of the company's creditors, 123 entries total £9,663,867. 

Of which, Cumberland Council is owed £54,848. 

Documents published through Companies House show a special resolution was passed on October 5 and signed by director Geoffrey Dallimore, that the company would be wound up voluntarily. 

Last year, the firm signed a new sponsorship deal with Carlisle United. 

In a post on Linkedin, employees who worked at the site were offered free sessions on CV writing skills and interview and job skill sessions by the firm Realise HR. 

Mitchell Dryers (Kingmoor) was approached for comment. 

The news comes at a time in which a former Denton Holme building that was previously leased by the firm could be demolished. 

A planning application for a former Mitchell Dryers site bordering Denton Street and Lorne Street aims to facilitate the restoration of the site, by making way for housing and commercial units. 

In 2016, the firm went into administration, before moving to operate out of Kingmoor Park.

The proposed demolition has been put forward to Cumberland Council by McKnight and Son Builders on October 23.

If plans are given the green light, the demolition of the main buildings is anticipated to commence on June 1, 2024, with restoration to follow.