Preston warehouse to become new dog day care facility

Posted on - 23rd November, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, City Centre, Lostock Hall, Moor Park, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News

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A planning application to transform a Preston warehouse into a new dog day care centre has been approved by Preston City Council’s Planning Department.

The decision regarding the application for the development of the warehouse, located at Unit 2 Essex Street, Preston, into a new state of the art facility was settled back in August

The request for the planning permission was put forward by local business men Conrad Lea and Jordan Magill, from Magill and Lea Ltd.

The entrepreneurs wanted to create a franchise of the successful Auntie’s Doggie Day Care chain in Lostock Hall to become the only dog day-care business in the centre of Preston.

However since the decision date, the original day-care owner, Michael Crowe, has took over the franchise.

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Preston City Council approved the planning application, with conditions to ensure the development is implemented in accordance with the approved plans, and to avoid ambiguity.

The conditions include that the development must follow the approved plans regarding the location plan and floor plan, and it must be begun no later than the expiry of three years from the date of the council’s permission.

To cater for our four-legged friends, the building hopes to feature a huge adventure playground, a puppy play area and an OAP lounge for the more mature pooch.

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Michael Crowe said: “We are taking it over and we are looking to open in February 2017.”

Applicant, Mr Conrad Lea, said: “I am a dog owner myself and I know how valuable it is to have somewhere that you can take your pet when you go out for the day, or to work, and you know that the dogs are well cared for and having lots of fun.

“There was a real lack of dog daycare businesses in Preston city centre which is why we decided to open the branch there.

“We are really looking forward to getting to know the pooches of Preston.”

The second outlet will be even bigger than the original branch, and proposals were put forward to feature a dog spa and boutique shop selling a range of dog products.

You can get in touch with Auntie’s Doggie Day Care Centre by ringing them on 01772 323850 or visit the website,

What do you think about the plans for a new dog day-care facility? Let us know in the comments below

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