A new gym is set to open in the heart of Preston, taking over a former Chinese restaurant. What was the Ruby on Ormskirk Road within what was Shereton Road is to become a Real Gym. Nu Leisure Management, based in Cheshire, have applied to convert the ground floor of the building. The gym is due to be open from 6.30am to 9pm on weekdays […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Campaigners against development on a parcel of land at Ingol Golf Club celebrated a victory on Monday at the Town Hall. Rowland Homes had applied to build 164 homes and associated works on the former six, seven and eight holes of the Ingol course. But a fierce campaign by local residents and councillors saw Preston City Council’s planning committee go against their officers recommendation and […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
As we are currently running a series of articles of the unique and historical Winckley Square, we thought that readers may be interested in knowing that a partnership including Groundwork Lancashire West and Wigan, Preston City Council and the Winckley Square Community Interest Company (WSCIC) have been very busy looking into a conservation plan with a sympathetic approach to the improvement and restoration of Winckley Square gardens. The gardens have […]4 weeks ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share See your advert here Want to promote your local business?
An injection of £434 million into Preston and the surrounding area has passed the one year mark. The City Deal was formally announced last September and the spades in the ground have already begun in earnest. Edwin Booth, Chairman of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, said: “The City Deal is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a catalyst for major economic growth, enabling Preston, […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
Spades are being readied to put into the ground for the start of a major development project on Friargate. Portergate Properties has appointed the Eric Wright Group to construct an £18 million block of student flats. A 1.5 acre site on the corner where the road meets Great Shaw Street is to be transformed into a 253 bedroom complex. The accommodation is set to be […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
A late-night restaurant could open in a former Preston pub. The Fox and Grapes on Ribbleton Lane, St Matthews, is being renovated to turn the first floor into a flat. The cafe-restaurant is to be in the downstairs and open from 12noon to 2am every day. The pub pulled its last pint in February last year. Homeplan4u have submitted plans on behalf of owner Mr […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share