The former Sumners pub set to become community centre and flats

Posted on - 26th December, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Housing, Preston News, Redevelopment
PWA Planning’s proposed development for Fulwood.

A new set of apartments and a community centre could soon be set to replace the former Sumners pub on Watling Street Road.


The pub, which was a pre-match watering hole for Preston North End fans, was demolished during the summer.

Now PWA Planning have submitted an application to Preston City Council‘s planning officers for the creation of two mixed-use buildings and a community centre building.

The tabled plans see a two-story community centre and four storey building for flexible use, including 24 new apartments.

Read more: Questions asked about the demolition of the Sumners pub

The scheme will provide two one-bed units and four two-bed units to each upper floor. Therefore the overall split of apartments is six one-bed apartments and 18 two-bed apartments.

30 parking spaces are proposed to serve the building.

The heavy machinery at work at the Sumners site Pic: Chris66092274
The heavy machinery at work at the Sumners site Pic: Chris66092274

A five-story building will be created with 41 apartments along with access and car parking.

It will include six-one bed apartments and 35 two-bed apartments, and 41 car parking spaces.

The community centre will provide two levels of public information, social support and group activities.

PWA Planning’s proposed development for Fulwood.

The total number of car parking spaces on site will be 81.

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The development is said to have been developed in accordance with the principles of being in-keeping with and respectful of surrounding buildings and to preserve and enhance the character of Fulwood.

You can view the full plans on the city council website here.

Do you live near Watling Street Road? What do you think about the plans? Let us know in the comments below

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