Redevelopment

Winckley Square gardens

Your chance to give an opinion on the Winckley Square restoration plan

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 […]

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The Cottam development has been slow in getting started

The impact of City Deal one year on: Roadworks, housebuilding and bypasses

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, […]

4 weeks ago by
View down Great Shaw Street showing the development

Friargate student flats: Construction firm appointed for Portergate project

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 […]

4 weeks ago by
olive tree brasserie See your advert here korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Fox and Grapes pub on Ribbleton Lane

Former Fox and Grapes pub to become cafe-restaurant

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
The indoor market building would be demolished under the city council proposals Pic: Garry Cook

City council leader vows to continue with cinema plan for market site

The leader of Preston City Council has vowed to continue with plans for the city markets despite criticism from traders. Councillor Peter Rankin says he will stand by proposals to demolish the Indoor Market, restore the covered market and look to create a cinema on the site of the current market building and car park. In a letter to Blog Preston he said: “The Council […]

2 months ago by
Offices on Church Street have stood empty for a number of years

Former Church Street offices could become flats

Offices which have stood empty in the centre of Preston could become new homes. Seven one and two bedroom flats could be created in Midland Court, Church Street. The office block, which sits next to The Lamb Hotel, has not seen any interest as it has stood empty for four years. A statement from Steven Allcock Consulting who have submitted the reports to the city […]

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