A major redevelopment of a shopping park on the edge of Preston has been tabled. Owners of the Capitol Centre have applied for permission to demolish the Vue Cinema and Frankie and Benny’s restaurant at the retail park. In its place they propose to create a new non-food retail store and bring two new restaurants to the Capitol Centre at Walton-le-Dale. It heightens speculations that […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
The Preston Markets plan could see a cinema relocate to the centre of the city. Vue Cinemas are understood to be in negotiations about a possible move to the Markets site. Preston City Council is progressing a redevelopment of the Indoor Markets. The scheme would see the Indoor Market, Market Hall car park and Lancastria House all demolished to make way for a new cinema […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
The owner of a nightclub on Church Street has joined calls for greater investment in the area. Chermaine Hewitt, who runs the recently refurbished Mokai club, added her voice to the building’s owner Parvis Shasvar. Shasvar has put the building on the market saying the state of the Church Street area is “killing businesses“. Hewitt backed his comments but believes the future is looking up […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business? Want to promote your local business?
Preston Bus Station’s £23 million future remains on track, as county councillors voted not to force the proposals to be re-examined. Claims the finances didn’t stack up and the proposed Youth Zone are in the wrong place were ignored by Lancashire County Council’s scrutiny committee. They voted 8-5 not to call-in the decision to proceed with the refurbishment of the Bus Station and the Youth […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
The calling-in of the Preston Bus Station plan for additional scrutiny has drawn a mixed reaction from Prestonians. Conservative councillors have called for the £23 million to be re-examined saying the repair costs are miscalculated. They also want the whole spending plan to be checked and the site for the Preston Youth Zone within the Bus Station reconsidered. Prestonians have taken to social media to […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Retirement flats are to be created on the site of a former Preston factory. Mulbury Homes has applied for permission to create a three-storey block of 70 apartments on land off Geoffrey Street, St Matthews. The development company wants to demolish any buildings remaining from the former Tetrad factory on the Geoffrey Street site and replace with the new block. 58 of the apartments would […]2 months ago by Ed Walker Share