Former Royal Garrison pub could become flats

Posted on - 21st January, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Garrison, Housing, Preston News, Pubs, Redevelopment
The former pub has become increasingly run-down Pic: Tony Worrall
The former pub has become increasingly run-down Pic: Tony Worrall

Long-stalled proposals for a former Preston pub are back on the go.


The Royal Garrison, at the junction of Watling Street Road and Sir Tom Finney Way has stood empty for many years.

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Boarded up and a former favourite of the nearby Fulwood Barracks it last had plans lodged in September 2014.

Now the same developer has applied to bring the pub site back into use, converting it into six apartments and one house of multiple occupancy with six bedrooms.

Mr Ali Shan, who operates the Madni cash and carry and Bismillah food store in St Paul’s Road, has tabled the plans to Preston City Council.


Documents submitted to the city council state: “This proposal is for the conversion of mixed-use business property in to two dwellings. Both dwellings consist of a large accommodation.

“This property was originally built in early Victorian times with later extensions and is constructed of brickwork both of solid and cavity walls with stone dressing under a multi pitched slate covered roof.

“The proposal will refurbish both flats which are currently in a state of complete repair. Entrance to both dwellings is separate. External amenity is provided to both units accessed from an existing rear and side entrance.”

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A rear yard area can accommodate 19 cars.

You can see the full plans on the city council website.

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Did you ever drink the Royal Garrison pub? What do you think of the plans? Let us know in the comments below

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