Redevelopment

Great Times is at the base of Lancastria House: Pic: George D Thompson

Great Times restaurant to close after 24 years in Preston city centre

A Chinese restaurant in Preston at the centre of redevelopment plans for Market area of the city has announced it is closing. Great Times on Lancaster Road is to shut on Saturday 28 March. Sited at the base of Lancastria House – due to be demolished as part of a plan to create a new cinema and restaurant complex – the restaurant has been operating […]

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Former Bambers furniture shop premises demolished in regeneration project

Landmark demolished in Friargate regeneration project

A Preston landmark is set to be demolished, as part of the £18 million regeneration project which has begun on Friargate. Former Bambers furniture shop is one of many businesses who have seen their premises demolished to make way for the “transformation.” Along with Bambers, Blitz nightclub is also included in the demolition process, however owner Peter Alexander is looking to move to the former […]

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FWP partners with Roger. Left to right: Gordon Burke, Martin Whittle, Brent Clayton, Roger White, Kate Shuttleworth, David Robinson, Frank Whittle.

Lostock Hall man retires after almost half a century at Preston firm

A senior quantity surveyor has retired after nearly 50 years’ service to a Preston- based company, Frank Whittle Partnership. Roger White retired on his 65th birthday, after his mum found the job advertised in the local newspaper, 46 years ago. Roger, who lives in Lostock Hall, has worked on major constructions around the UK, and says when he started they “didn’t even have calculators!” A […]

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Competition launched to design Preston bus station’s Youth Zone.

A competition launched today, looking to bring the bus station’s £23 million redevelopments back to life with the opportunity to design a new youth zone. Back in October, plans for a youth zone at Preston’s bus station were criticised by the city’s youth councillor after the withdrawal of the decision for this to go ahead – despite already knocking down a nursery to make way […]

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Designs revealed for £1million renovation of Winckley Square Gardens

  A £1million proposal to renovate Preston’s historic Winckley Square Gardens will ‘breathe new life’ into the area according to one of the experts behind the new bid. Final designs for the Gardens have now been revealed and will be submitted to Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) at the end of February. The plans aim to create a sympathetic improvement […]

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Public invited to see and discuss new £1million vision for Winckley Square Gardens

The partnership behind a £1 million bid to renovate Preston’s historic Winckley Square Gardens is inviting people to have a say on its final designs before they are submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund at the end of February. A public event will be held on Friday, February 20th, from 10am until 4pm, at Preston’s Flag Market, in front of the Harris Museum. Experts from […]

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