A stalled development on derelict land in Preston’s city centre looks to be set to move ahead. The former Booths depot and land off Queen Street on the Queens Retail Park is now wholly owned by Cheshire-based The Brookhouse Group. Previous owners of the Booths land, Countryside Properties, have sold up, meaning the developers can now apply to create a new supermarket, petrol station, car […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
A final application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been filed to provide funding for the Winckley Square Conservation Project, which would involve a much needed facelift and bring existing heritage buildings back into use. HLF gave initial stage one support for the project. The next meeting of the HLF North West Committee will be September. If the bid is successful, work could begin […]2 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
Plans for 189 new homes have been submitted on behalf of David Wilson Homes and Property Capital. The proposal from Cheshire-based consultancy Frost Planning will see the new houses built to the north of Preston off Sandyforth Lane. Part of the wider North West Preston ‘masterplan’, the scheme will also feature work towards the first stretch of the new east-west link distributor road. This is […]2 months ago by Tony Worrall Share Want to promote your local business?
Tests begin Monday 23 June in preparation for new distributor roads around Preston. Lancashire County Council will be using a drilling rig to investigate the land on which several new roads and bridges will be built. The East-West Link Road, Cottam Link Road and Preston and Western Distributor (PWD), which will link North West Preston and the M55 all need preparatory work headed of construction. […]2 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
Several new retail outlets are due to open by the end of the year at Deepdale Shopping Park (previously Deepdale Retail Park) in Preston. Retailers due to open at the extension are Sofa Works, Wren Kitchen, Harveys and Oak Furniture Land. Hercules Unit Trust (HUT), a specialist retail park fund managed by Schrodres, announced that construction work had already started on extensions to existing schemes […]2 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
Work to transform another former Preston public house is progressing on Moor Lane. The old Queen Vic pub is currently being converted into student accommodation and a fast food outlet. Situated in the heart of the University student campus, the once popular bar has stood vacant for a number of years. Now new owner Ibrahim Sanibal applied for permission to convert the pub into a […]2 months ago by Tony Worrall Share