Fulwood Library has been sold – but who to?

Posted on - 15th March, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Politics, Preston News
Fulwood library with the 'for sale' sign
Fulwood library with the ‘for sale’ sign

Fulwood Library has been sold – but the new owner remains a mystery.


Lancashire County Council has formally agreed terms of sale for the former library in Garstang Road.

Despite a campaign to save it the library shut at the end of September and went on the market just before Christmas.

Commercial property consultants HDAK were instructed to list the building for sale, inviting offers in excess of £475,000.

The whispers in Fulwood have the building becoming anything from a wine bar to a Subway.

Read more: Call for the sale of libraries in Preston and South Ribble to be put on hold

Martin Ainsworth, in charge of sales and lettings for HDAK, told Blog Preston in December a bar and restaurant use was most likely.

Deputy leader of the county council David Borrow has approved the transfer of the building so detailed terms of sale can be confirmed – although who the transfer is to is restricted due to commercial sensitivities.

However, the sale of the building has now been ‘called-in’ to be reviewed by the Conservative group on Lancashire County Council.

What do you think about the sale? What would you like to see the building become?

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