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Former Church Street shops and takeaway demolished

Posted on - 30th June, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Redevelopment
Demolition squad on site in Church Street Pic: Tony Worrall

Demolition squad on site in Church Street Pic: Tony Worrall

Boarded up buildings on Preston’s Church Street have been torn down ahead of major work in the area.

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Preston City Council had sought permission to knock down a former takeaway and shops on the corner of Grimshaw Street.

The buildings had become unsafe after years of no use and the council wants to sell off the land. It had tried to find a buyer but none came forward.

And then it was all gone... Pic: Sam Reedy

And then it was all gone… Pic: Sam Reedy

Church Street is due for some TLC in the coming years as the Fishergate scheme is extended up there, along with the Queen Street retail park expansion.

Read more: Has the pride been lost in one of Preston’s historic streets?

Aldi has been completed and the Brookhouse Group has further plans for the site.

Scaffolding is up at Church Court Pic: Tony Worrall

Scaffolding is up at Church Court Pic: Tony Worrall

Just a little further down from the demolished buildings in Church Street scaffolding has gone up on Church Court – which is due to be renovated and be home to flats and new shops.

Any memories of these buildings? What do you think of Church Street? Let us know in the comments below

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