Flexible offices plan for former Dukpond restaurant

Posted on - 11th October, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Dukpond in Cross Street Pic: Google

Dukpond in Cross Street Pic: Google

A former tapas restaurant in Preston city centre is to become offices.


DukPond in Cross Street which closed in June has seen plans tabled for it to become a flexible co-working space.

Plans from Charles Ruppert of Alpenhof Limited state: “We propose the turn the existing restaurant and bar into a co-working space.

“The concept is aimed at individuals looking for flexible working along with a community environment.

“Individuals will rent desks/office space on short term flexible terms to suit their needs.

“The existing restaurant kitchen will serve the office space through catering for events and workshop rentals.”

The offices would be open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Three jobs would be created, two part-time and one full-time.

Dukpond closed in June this year as its owner Andrea Mellon claimed the Fishergate roadworks had affected her business.

She was accused by former staff of sacking the by text message and being late on paying final wages to dismissed staff.

Anyone wishing to comment on the office plans can do so via the city council website.

What do you think of the plans? Is there a lack of office space and hot desks in the city? Let us know in the comments below

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