Digital agency finds new Preston home in restored printing press

Posted on - 1st August, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
The Edwardian building had been left to rot - but now has a new use
The Edwardian building had been left to rot – but now has a new use

A former printing press in the heart of Preston is home for a rapidly expanding digital agency.


Soap Media has taken on the former home for the Lambert Brothers’ in Glover’s Court.

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Standing empty for decades the building was brought back into use thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund cash.

The family-owned firm were all set to leave their temporary home at The Watermark in Ribbleton Lane for Manchester – when they discovered the renovated property.

Managing director Markerle Davis said: “We sought a more central location, to put Soap even more in the centre of the action and improve access for our employees.


“We are always on the lookout for talented new staff with fresh ideas and creative attitudes to getting better results for our clients.”

Read more: Former Booths offices expected to become flats

The three-storey Edwardian building has seen more than £600,000 spent on it.

Deputy leader of Preston City Council councillor John Swindells said: “It’s very exciting to see a nineteenth century building originally built as a stables being revitalised and accommodating Soap Media, a company at the cutting edge of twenty first century Digital Marketing.”

The original printing press signage has been rehomed inside the building on the first floor.

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