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Former Post Office sorting office in Preston may become flats

Posted on - 13th December, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Business, Housing, News, Preston City Centre, Redevelopment
The building in West Cliff has stood empty for years Pic: Google

The building in West Cliff has stood empty for years Pic: Google

What was once the sorting office for the Post Office in Preston city centre could become flats.

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The grade-II listed building in West Cliff has been empty since the company’s main operations were moved to Eastway.

Now the Heaton Group wants to turn the former town house into 30 luxury flats.

The building is boarded up and has been subject to ‘neglect, vandalism and theft’ according to plans.

Dating back to the 1820s the building would become 31 flats including a range of one, two, three bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom duplex apartments.

Read more: Plans for the Old Post Office to become a hotel

Martin Planning, architects for the scheme, write: “We consider that the principle of development is acceptable in this location as it accords with the provisions of the Development Plan and other planning guidance.

“Further the scheme will deliver significant benefits in meeting housing needs whilst also bringing back to use an important listed building within the Fishergate Hill Conservation area through a major scheme of investment and renewal being proposed by the applicant.”

Read moreHow Preston’s Fishergate Hill has changed over the years

Full plans for the scheme can be seen on the city council website and comments can be made there.

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