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Finishing touches to be made to Winckley Square

Posted on - 23rd April, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Winckley Square
A view of the new look Winckley Square which took most of 2016 to complete Pic: Tony Worrall
A view of the new look Winckley Square which took most of 2016 to complete Pic: Tony Worrall

The final touches are due to be made to Winckley Square as its restoration project comes to a close.

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Workmen will be back out on the Square from Monday to finish parts of the work Preston City Council say can only be completed in dry weather.

This includes adding more drainage to the main field and low lying areas, seeding, fertilising and ‘top dressing’ of the main field.

More than £1.2million has been spent, primarily from the Heritage Lottery Fund, on revamping the square and the gardens.

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Director of environment at the city council Adrian Phillips said: “Winckley Square is one of the finest examples of a Georgian Square in the North of England, and with the recent development is now growing in popularity.

“These final, minor works will look to boost this part of the city centre even further.”

The new seating area in the Square Pic: Jim Beattie
The new seating area in the Square Pic: Jim Beattie

Access to the gardens is expected to be maintained throughout the seven days of work which begin on Monday (24 April).

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Director and co-founder of the Winckley Square Community Interest Company said: “With drier conditions, we are now able to make some finishing touches to the Square.

“The feedback so far has been incredible with more people using the Square than ever before. We are overjoyed at the transformation of Winckley Square and we are looking forward to these final improvements being implemented.”

Do you use Winckley Square? What do you think of the revamp? Let us know in the comments below

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