The man bringing craft beer giant BrewDog to Carlisle is heading up a retail boom in the historic quarter of the city.

Ben Blain, associate director with leading chartered surveyors Carigiet Cowen, has secured new businesses in Carlyle's Court off Fisher Street.

Moduals, which specialises in menswear and trainers, is expanding into Carlisle by taking over the former Turnbulls lingerie shop which closed earlier this year.

Focusing on the culture of casual mod fashion and Adidas trainers, Moduals has a store in Dumfries and saw Carlyle's Court as an opportunity not to be missed.

Mr Blain is also handling the takeover of another unit in Carlyle's Court by fitness studio Fairy Bod Mother who are moving into office premises in the development.

The business was set up by Dumfries-based physiologist Kim Harkness who has studios across South West Scotland.

Mr Blain, who earlier this year secured the deal for BrewDog to move into a former amusement arcade in Botchergate, said it was an exciting time for Carlisle.

He said: "Moduals currently trade from Dumfries and felt that an additional store here in Carlisle was an opportunity to be taken.

"Office Suite 3 at Carlyle's Court has been let to Fairy Bod Mother.

"The company was established in 2010 by Kim Harkness and will offer a variety of fitness sessions including spinning, interval training and a mother and baby class."

BrewDog will open in December in the former Victory Amusements building next to JD Wetherspoon's Woodrow Wilson pub.

Best-known for brewing drinks such as Punk IPA, Dead Pony Club and 5am Saint, the brewer has more than 50 bars worldwide.

Mr Blain added: “New lettings are always exciting for your own home town, especially when a big name such as BrewDog come along.

"Botchergate already benefits from multi big names on the leisure circuit including JD Wetherspoon, Walkabout and Vue Cinema, so slotting Brewdog in to the former amusements opposite English Gate Plaza will set well.

"I have experienced other BrewDog bars in Newcastle and Glasgow and if the fit out of these bars is replicated on Botchergate, then the building will have a modern image and exciting feel about it.”