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Blitz nightclub vows to stay open until January as demolition notice posted

Posted on - 12th November, 2014 - 9:41pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Friargate, Nightlife, Preston News, Redevelopment, University campus
Blitz nightclub on Great Shaw Street

Blitz nightclub on Great Shaw Street

A Preston nightclub says it has negotiated a stay of execution to allow it to open until the New Year.

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Blitz nightclub is due to be demolished as plans for a huge new block of student accommodation on Great Shaw Street and Friargate move forward.

A demolition notice posted by Portergate Properties says “the scheme is being constructed in two phases and this area is required to enable development.”

The notice states Blitz would be demolished on Monday 15 December.

Blitz owner Pete Alexander posted: “After today’s article in the evening post Blitz would like to clear up any uncertainty relating to up and coming events, We will be here until the New Year we have guarantees on that. The Blizzmas Ball is very close to Selling Out if you don’t have a ticket yet, follow the link, don’t miss out its going to be a very special if somewhat evil night.”

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The Eric Wright Group are due to construct an £18 million block of student accommodation on the site, with new stores facing onto Friargate as part of the 250-bed block.

Anthony Jackson, chairman of Portergate, said: “The nightclub site has been bought by Portergate Property Management and this will allow the company to develop a second phase for the Friargate plan.

“What this will be has yet to be decided, but it will allow an even greater area to be redeveloped and will further enhance this key site at the bottom of Friargate.

“The aim is to work with all partners in the city, the councils and the university, to deliver a large-scale regeneration scheme that benefits Preston with new jobs, new opportunities and facilities it does not currently possess.”

View down Great Shaw Street showing artists impression of Friargate Court

View down Great Shaw Street showing artists impression of Friargate Court

The plans for demolition are available to view on the city council website.

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Anyone wishing to comment on the demolition plan can do so via the council website or email devcon@preston.gov.uk quoting reference 06/2014/0806 by Saturday 15 November.

What do you think about Blitz’s demolition? Do you go there? Let us know in the comments below

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