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Landmark demolished in Friargate regeneration project

Posted on - 6th March, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Central Lancashire Development Plan, Friargate, Housing, People, Preston City Centre, Preston History, Redevelopment, University
Former Bambers furniture shop premises demolished in regeneration project

Former Bambers furniture shop premises demolished in regeneration project

A Preston landmark is set to be demolished, as part of the £18 million regeneration project which has begun on Friargate.

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Former Bambers furniture shop is one of many businesses who have seen their premises demolished to make way for the “transformation.”

Along with Bambers, Blitz nightclub is also included in the demolition process, however owner Peter Alexander is looking to move to the former Frog and Bucket premises, as the building reaches its “last phase”, “Moving to the city centre is going to be a different feel for the place. We’ll probably do some food and coffees during the day and then the nightclub will kick in at night. We will probably be a reasonably commercial club, with the Blitz twist. It’s very exciting that we can plan things for the future.”

Former Bambers furniture shop premises demolished in regeneration process

Former Bambers furniture shop premises demolished in regeneration process

Demolition has already started in the city centre, which will see the development of new student living quarters.

Anthony Jackson, chairman of Portergate Properties, who are involved in the redevelopment processes has said, “Once completed it will provide boutique hotel-style accommodation, not only for students but also for young key workers in the city, where we believe there is a real demand for this type of living space.

“The site of the old Blitz nightclub is part of our strategic, overall regeneration plan for the area.

“It will be developed as part of the second phase of the project and we will be revealing those plans in more depth as work on the first phase progresses.”

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