Now Cannon Street’s getting the ‘Fishergate look’

Posted on - 12th February, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, Roads, Transport
Artist impression of how Cannon Street will look
Artist impression of how Cannon Street will look

A Preston side street is to get the ‘Fishergate treatment’ as the shared space scheme expands.


Cannon Street is to be shut for around 10 weeks as the new paving is introduced.

Costing hundreds of thousands of pounds the road is to be adapted to have a single surface.

The road is currently one-way from Cross Street to Fishergate and access-only for cars.

Work in Cannon Street will see the pavements completely removed, with one single surface put in. The Lancashire County Council say this creates more space for pedestrians and ‘encourages motorists to slow down and give way along the road’.

Read more: Fishergate bus lane is staying until April

The county council says the makeover with natural stone, similar to that used in Winckley Square, will help boost footfall down Cannon Street.

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor John Fillis said: “Once completed, it’s hoped that these improvements will provide a major boost for shops and businesses based on Cannon Street. The refurbishment of Fishergate has attracted new businesses and resulted in higher footfall, so we’re aiming for a similar economic boost.

“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused while this work is carried out.”

Cannon Street could see a new development Pic: Tony Worrall
Cannon Street Pic: Tony Worrall

Work is due to start on Thursday 16 February and the road will be shut during this time.

Preston City Council is working on a plan to improve the look of shop fronts in Cannon Street – with grants being given out to shop-owners to reinstate original Georgian and Victorian shop frontages.

Work in Cannon Street is to be part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, as part of the Townscape Initiative – funding which has already been used for Winckley Square’s revamp.

Read more: Former shops to be torn down in Cannon Street development

Deputy leader of the city council councillor John Swindells said: “This is another fantastic element of the city centre regeneration and we are pleased to be working alongside Lancashire County Council to achieve this through our City Deal partnership with them and South Ribble.”

What do you think about the Cannon Street plans? 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.