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Here’s how St George’s Shopping Centre could look after major refit

Posted on - 18th April, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, Restaurants in Preston
One view of the proposed St George's restaurant complex along Friargate side of the centre
One view of the proposed St George’s restaurant complex along Friargate side of the centre

A major revamp of one of the city’s shopping centres has been tabled.

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St George’s Shopping Centre is submitted proposals to refit its Friargate entrance and create a ‘restaurant quarter’ fronting onto the street.

The shopping centre, which hasn’t seen a refit on this side of it since the late 1990s, says it wants to attract interest from the city’s student community.

It says the refitted Friargate side of the centre should spark interest from national and independent restaurant brands.

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Shopping centre manager Andrew Stringer said: “We are delighted with the proposals for the centre, and the planned investment will attract a number of exciting restaurant operators. The city is already undergoing revitalisation with the new Market open and trading and our plans will build upon this regeneration.

“We are looking forward to what the future holds for St George’s, welcoming potential new brands and expanding Preston’s overall offer.”

A view looking up Friargate towards the revamped shopping centre
A view looking up Friargate towards the revamped shopping centre

The proposals submitted to Preston City Council include artist impressions showing how the area going down towards the Ringway and near Orchard Street would look.

The plans come as work is due to begin in the coming months on the city council-backed restaurant and cinema complex to replace the former Indoor Market building.

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In 2016 the city council derailed a proposal by the Fishergate Shopping Centre to undertake a major refit and add a cinema and restaurant complex to its offering.

What do you think of the St George’s proposal? What restaurants would you like to see in Preston? Let us know in the comments below

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