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Brookhouse Hotel converted into upmarket student flats

Posted on - 23rd August, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Housing, News, Tulketh
One of the bedrooms in the smartened up Brook House

One of the bedrooms in the smartened up Brook House

How does living with 18 other people sound?

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What may be Preston’s biggest house of multiple occupation has been done up in the Tulketh area of the city.

The Brookhouse Hotel, thought to be one of Preston’s oldest pubs, has been converted into student accommodation in recent years.

Bought by Longton-based property developer Max Williams the Parker Street building has been given a new lease of life.

He purchased the building in February and has set about on a restoration project to create what he believes is the most upmarket student flats in the city.

Some major work was needed as these pictures show the previous state of the living conditions.

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Mr Williams said: “I think the expectation that students have of their living accommodation is very different these days.

“We know there is a market for those on a budget but also there’s a lot who want those home comforts.

“Brookhouse is kitted out at top spec. I always think what would I like to live in, and work from there.”

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A new kitchen on one of the floors

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One of the shower rooms

With an XBox, Playstation 4, a cinema room and en suite rooms and bathrooms throughout the building it is the ultimate student crash pad.

Eight of the nineteen rooms have en suites and there are three kitchens throughout the three floors.

Each of the rooms has its own front door, complete with a lock, for student security. Many of the rooms boast a view of the Preston skyline.

Mr Williams said although it was focused at students there was also interest from young professionals, who wanted a shared house but also the privacy of an en suite room.

A 5G broadband router has been installed, which Mr Williams is very proud of.

He said: “There’s definitely a factor now of how fast is your broadband? This thing is lightning fast, even if everyone in the flats was on it.”

Rooms at the block are starting from £80 per week (including all bills) for smaller rooms and up to £110 per week for larger rooms. Mr Williams said he hoped the first residents would be moving in come September.

The first records of the Brookhouse as a pub and inn date from 1851.

The Brookhouse in the 1980s Pic: Preston Pubs Blog

The Brookhouse in the 1980s Pic: Preston Pubs Blog

What do you think of the house? Any memories of when it was a pub? Let us know in the comments below

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