Council appoints heritage guru to help win Winckley Square funding

Posted on - 24th August, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment

winckley square


A heritage project has a new man to lead it after Preston City Council appointed Paul Crowther.

The city council are attempting to secure almost £1 million to put towards restoring Winckley Square.

Mr Crowther joins after spending six years working on the Whitefield Townscape Heritage project for Pendle Council.

Councillor John Swindells, deputy leader of the city council, said: ““We are delighted with the appointment of Paul, who will bring excellent experience of successful historic improvement projects like that planned for Winckley Square and we look forward to his dedicated involvement in moving the project forward.

“Bringing existing buildings back into use will restore the historical feature of the square, but also create new business opportunities and residential space.

“We are grateful to Heritage Lottery for their continued support.”

The council successfully applied for stage one funding in April and now hopes to gain more cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Paul Crowther, Project Planning Officer, said: “I am looking forward to working on this Townscape Heritage Initiative. Winckley Square is the Jewel in the Crown for Preston. The area offers atmosphere and character for those who pass through, between Avenham & Miller Parks and Fishergate, and for the businesses established there.”

The city council said the bid will focus on improving key buildings around the Square.

How do you think Winckley Square should develop? Let us know in the comments below

Preston in pictures The Station, Preston. 1539Adelphi quarter , preston , 23.06.2022St Walburge's Church, preston 23.06.2022Former Tithebarn pub and Preston Bus StationHarris Museum and Art GalleryRed telephone boxesRed telephone box on Market StreetPreston 2022 View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.