Many buildings and patches of land in Preston stand empty – but who actually owns them?Advertisement
A website set up to help shine a light on the ownership of land across the UK has been updated and shows how large-scale plots of land in the city are registered to overseas addresses.
You can see the map for the city below and follow the link off to explore it for yourself.
Here’s a few we spotted while looking around that caught our eye.
With hundreds of homes due to be built on it, the land at Boys Lane/Walker Lane Ingol is to be home to the new Preston North End training ground and hundreds of homes. It’s registered to Cleator Manor Limited at an address in Jersey.
Also in Fulwood is Harris Park, formerly owned by the University of Central Lancashire, and now by the Bhailok family. It’s registered to Harris Park Limited in the British Virgin Islands.
Working our way down towards the city centre and in Watling Street Road the former hospital site is now split in ownership.
The workhouse half is owned by Adstock Investments Limited and registered to the British Virgin Islands. On the western side it is owned by Imco Holdings Limited and registered to the United Arab Emirates.
Deepdale Shopping Park is owned by BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited and registered to the Channel Island.
Some of Preston’s student accommodation is listed, with Liberty Living Nation Properties Limited owning two blocks in Brook Street and Great Shaw Street.
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Moving into the city centre and the majestic Miller Arcade is owned by Callaway Estate Limited and registered to the British Virgin Islands.
Wondered who is behind the Fishergate Shopping Centre, the land it is built on is owned by Be Preston VB and registered to the Netherlands.