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Exploring inside Preston’s former Dock House

Posted on - 15th May, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Preston News, Riversway
On the roof of the former Docks offices Pic: ScrappyNW
On the roof of the former Docks offices Pic: ScrappyNW

Preston’s former Dock House is being restored and one urban explorer was granted a look inside.

ScrappyNW went inside what is due to become The Watermark.

The art deco offices have some superb detailing inside them and the new owners are vowing to ensure it is preserved as they turn the space into a ‘creative hub’.

At the junction of Watery Lane and Port Way the building was sold in March this year for an undisclosed sum.

One of the former office rooms with its original panels
One of the former office rooms with its original panels

It will be their third business space as they already run The Watermark in Ribbleton Lane and the Preston Enterprise Centre in Salter Street.

A Preston detail within the building Pic: ScrappyNW
A Preston detail within the building Pic: ScrappyNW

Speaking to Blog Preston, ScrappyNW said of this exploring: “It’s a great building and you can see they have big plans for it, but it’s great to see them ensuring the heritage is kept.”

Inside the former Docks offices Pic: ScrappyNW
Inside the former Docks offices Pic: ScrappyNW

The two-storey building is due to have 12,000 square foot of office space once renovation is complete.

You can see the full picture set on Flickr.

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