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Preston Docklands to see new block of flats built in place of offices

Posted on - 12th February, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Housing, Preston News, Riversway
Architects drawing of the proposed flats viewed from the River Ribble

Architects drawing of the proposed flats viewed from the River Ribble

Sweeping views of the River Ribble are set to be offered by a new five-storey apartment block in Preston’s Docklands.

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Developers want to convert Midland House on Maritime Way into 28 apartments.

The current three-storey office block would be converted and turned into an L-shaped block to “maximise views of the Ribble” according to agents Cassidy and Ashton.

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Parking at the site would be increased to 42 spaces in total.

Outline plans from Oceanwave Estates do not state how many of the flats would be classed as affordable housing units and whether it would meet Preston City Counci’s required threshold of 30 per cent being classed as affordable.

A statement from Cassidy and Ashton says: “The development itself will provide high quality residential accommodation and will meet the appropriate internal space standards for each individual unit.

“The indicative proposals show the scheme as solely two bedroom but it is envisaged that during the detiled design process this will be broken up into a mixture of one and two bedroom units within the development, providing a variety of accommodation for both short term tenants, those seeking their first home and those seeking longer term accommodation.”

The site already has prior approval listed for conversion into apartments in April 2014.

Anyone wishing to view the full plans can do so via the city council website.

To comment on the plans do so via the council website or email devcon@preston.gov.uk quoting reference 06/2015/0058 by Thursday 26 February.

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