A surveying firm has chosen to relocate from Manchester to Preston.Advertisement
Brady Chartered Surveyors who count the Co-Op and Casual Dining Group (the likes of Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge) among clients have picked Winckley Square to be based in.
They were established in 1989 and have been based in Manchester previously.
Founding partner John Brady said: “Preston is growing at a rapid rate and has many like-minded ambitious businesses with whom we can do business. When our offices, 31 Winckley Square, became available, with its fantastic views of the Square, we knew it was time move.”
The firm is currently advising Burnley Council on its Pioneer Place redevelopment as well as Blackburn with Darwen Council on the Blackey Moor town centre regeneration near King George’s Hall.
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Cabinet member for planning and regulation at Preston City Council councillor Peter Moss said: “We are pleased to welcome another business to Preston – reaffirming the city’s growing reputation for being a great place to live and work.
“Since the successful restoration of Winckley Square Gardens and the continuing uplift to the area through the Townscape Heritage Initiative, it is great to see the business community in and around Winckley Square expanding. Long may it continue, and we hope Brady Chartered Surveyors enjoy the view from their new offices.”
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A director of the Winckley Square Community Interest Company Simon Turner said: “It’s great to see another new addition to the Winckley Square neighbourhood.
“Our original vision was to create a thriving residential, commercial, leisure and cultural district, and we’re seeing real evidence of progress.
“At the heart of this has been the transformation of the Gardens, which completed two years ago, and the success of this is permeating in and around the Square and neighbouring streets.
“The Friends of Winckley Square is running a programme of events and heritage activities attracting streams of new visitors to the Square.
“We have seen more commercial businesses relocating to the Square. There are a number of new high quality residential developments being built in and around the area. We have a new hotel opening as well as new eateries and bars.
“There is a real vibe and confidence around the place. All parts of the community are playing a role.”
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