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Major new apartments plan for Winckley Square sports hall

Posted on - 21st August, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Housing, News, Preston City Centre, Redevelopment, Winckley Square
The Garden Street scheme has been mothballed since 2010
The Garden Street scheme has been mothballed since 2010

A former sports hall off Winckley Square is set for a new lease of life.

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Proposals from Northern Estates Limited want to convert the Garden Street building into flats.

Retaining the existing building it would be completely refurbished with a total of six storeys providing 41 apartments.

Drawings from 1618 architects give a feel for the scale of the scheme.

Read more: Finishing touches made to revamped Winckley Square

They state: “The scheme is intended to be sympathetically designed to respect its context and neighbours in terms of both detail and design and to deal with issues such as rights to light, amenity and overlooking. The scheme also seeks to provide a building of a quality design in the existing urban townscape and one that is appropriate in terms of mass and scale.”

The sports hall was previously used by Cardinal Newman College and built in the late 1960s.

This former sports hall would be built on and around
This former sports hall would be built on and around

Previous applications for the site, in 2007 and 2010, have failed to get off the ground.

Read more: New openings at revamped Church Court

You can view the full plans on the city council website and leave comments there on the development.

What do you think of the proposals? Do you live or work in Winckley Square? Let us know in the comments below

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