How Glovers Court could be transformed into restaurants and flats

Posted on - 28th January, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
This is the section of Glovers Court due to be redeveloped

A new restaurant, shops and flats complex is to be built in Preston City Centre.


Extensive re-branding of 35 Glovers Court was originally tabled by David Cox Architects in 2015 and approved by Preston City Council with a drainage condition.

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Reid Architects, based in Manchester, have now taken over the project and have recently submitted plans to the council to vary the original drainage condition.

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Original plans for Glovers Court by David Cox Architects

Reid Architects have designed many innovative designs before such as The Alchemist at Salford’s Media City, The Pinnacle on Manchester’s King Street and Innside Hotel.

Original plans for Glovers Court included the construction of 30 apartments in Preston City Centre, with nine two-bedroom apartments and 21 one-bedroom apartments.

Original plans for Glovers Court by David Cox Architects

The renovation will also include a total transformation of the ground floor and basement of 35 Glovers Court into a brand new retail unit, restaurant and storage space.

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Updated plans for a new drainage system were submitted to Preston City Council‘s planning department on 11 January 2018.

A spokesperson for Reid Architects said: “We have taken over the project from David Cox Architects, after the project was sold.

“We have submitted an application to Preston City Council to vary the drainage condition of the first application.

“Work has already started on Glovers Court and even though its hard to say when it will be completed, we are hoping to have finished by June 2018.”

Original plans for Glovers Court by David Cox Architects

Situated next door to Browns the R&B club, the project would see a major extension of the building to increase the height of the 35 Glovers Court from four storeys to six.

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Approval for the new drainage system plans are still currently being considered by the planning department, and you can view the full plans for the project on the council’s website.

What do you think of the proposals? Do you live or work in Preston City Centre? Let us know in the comments below

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