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Winckley Square office blocks could become flats as deal likely

Posted on - 16th January, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, News, Preston City Centre, Redevelopment
Winckley House could become flats if the deal goes through

Winckley House could become flats if the deal goes through

A Manchester-based developer is closing in on a deal to convert three former council offices into new apartments.

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Ladson Group has tabled the first-stage of plans for Winckley House on the corner of Cross Street and Winckley Square.

The deal two would also include two other buildings Guild House and 58-60 Guild Hall Street.

All three are currently owned by Lancashire County Council and the Ladson Group is understood to be in late-stage talks with the county council about buying the buildings.

The plans for Winckley House show it would become a block of 76 apartments.

Read more: College House owners forced to repair Winckley Square building

In September last year Lancashire County Council put the 1960s office blocks on the market as it seeks to save tens of millions of pounds.

Leader of the county council Jennifer Mein said at the time: “Winckley Square is an important base for some of the city’s professional services, so we believe that these properties offer great development potential that could bring new jobs, housing and economic activity into the city centre.”

Read more: Completion of Winckley Square restoration is landmark day for Preston

The Winckley House site is 41,000 square foot, Guild House is 27,700 square foot and 58-60 Guild Hall Street is 14,400 square foot.

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