An empty office block in a corner of Winckley Square looks set to become new apartments and a restaurant.Advertisement
Max Williams, who operates No 10 Preston apart-hotel and a number of other private apartment blocks across the site, has applied to convert the building.
The site is grade-II listed and is in the North East corner of the Georgian Square.
The Walker and Williams group, which renovated a building in Theatre Street, has seen its high-end flats become popular short-term lets.
This scheme includes adding a restaurant on the ground floor of the building.
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PWA Planning state the office block has been empty for at least three years.
The offices above would be converted to become 25 apartments.
The site at 6 Winckley Square – which is to be renamed as ‘The One Winckley Square’ – would include 17 one-bed flats and eight two-bed apartments.
Six parking spaces are due to be included as part of the redevelopment.
Mr Williams said: “The plan is to turn the most stunning building, previously 6 Winckley Square, now named The One Winckley Square, on the best corner of Winckley Square into stunning and unique apartments for owner occupiers.
“The apartments if approved will be a mix of one and two bedrooms with amazing views over the square. The stunning Penthouses on the top floors will also have private roof gardens.
“These truly luxurious apartments will be like nothing Preston has seen before but what the residents of the new up and coming Preston want and deserve.
“If approved they’ll only be 25 apartments so the development will be as exclusive as it will be stunning. The building internally retains many of its original features which we’ll be restoring to their former glory. As with all our projects only the highest standard fixtures and fittings will be used through out.
“This project, if approved, will create a completely new standard of residential property in our great city.”
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A statement from PWA Planning says: “With the construction of the residential development, the proposal will raise the standard of accommodation in the ciy generally and will help to compete with other cities both regionally and nationally.
“Furthermore the council cannot currently demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.”
You can view the full plans on the Preston City Council website.
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