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Lamb and Packet pub has been sold

Posted on - 21st February, 2017 - 6:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Friargate, News, Pubs, UCLan, University
The Lamb and Packet no longer has a sign Pic: Tony Worrall
The Lamb and Packet no longer has a sign Pic: Tony Worrall

A Preston drinking institution has been sold to the university.

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Brewery Thwaites have revealed the Lamb and Packet pub which has stood in Friargate since the early 1800s has a new owner.

The University of Central Lancashire has purchased the pub after it went on the market in September last year.

The pub stands in a strategic position for the university on the Adelphi roundabout which is due for major redevelopment as part of the university’s £200million Preston campus masterplan.

This is what the new public square will look like on what was the Adelphi roundabout
This is what the new public square will look like on what was the Adelphi roundabout.
Read more: Work on UCLan’s social spaces due to finish by the Autumn

A spokesman for UCLan said: “When the pub came up for sale we decided to make a bid. The property represents an ideal opportunity to consolidate our estate and in the long-term will help us create a more joined-up campus. This strategy is particularly important as we work towards the delivery of our £200 million Campus Masterplan.

“At this point we don’t have any specific plans for the use of the building but it will no longer operate as a public house.”

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