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Preston InstaMeet explores one of Winckley Square’s oldest buildings

Posted on - 26th March, 2019 - 10:43am | Author - | Posted in - Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Winckley Square
6 Winckley Square is due to be lovingly restored as luxury apartments Pic: Blog Preston
6 Winckley Square is due to be lovingly restored as luxury apartments Pic: Blog Preston

With work set to start within weeks at the latest restoration project in Winckley Square it was a last-chance-to-see for Instagrammers in the city.

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6 Winckley Square was the venue for the latest InstaMeet, which allows photographers in the city to get inside buildings where the public don’t normally get to go.

Developer Max Walker-Williams, who is turning the building into luxury apartments, showed around 20 Instagrammers round the former solicitors offices.

Due to be called The One Winckley Square it is grade-II listed and was one of the first houses to be built on the Square during the Georgian period.

The view over to Union Lofts and Fives bar from 6 Winckley Square Pic: Blog Preston
The view over to Union Lofts and Fives bar from 6 Winckley Square Pic: Blog Preston

Over time features have been added, with the chance to explore the vaulted ceiling basement, discover the solicitors used to have their own in-house bar and also see a very unique chimney breast at the back of the building.

Read more: Winckley Square building transformed into hub of creativity

The rear of 6 Winckley Square with the unique chimney breast that heats the windows Pic: Blog Preston
The rear of 6 Winckley Square with the unique chimney breast that heats the windows Pic: Blog Preston

The event was free and you can see some of the pictures below and on the hashtag #igerspreston from inside 6 Winckley Square.

Max is the developer behind No 10 Preston in Theatre Street and the recently opened Winckley Square Hotel in Camden Place.

The InstaMeet finished with a drink in Flanagan’s Brasserie, which is within the Winckley Square Hotel.

Read more: Winckley Square history book is raising funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

See some of the pictures below from Preston Instagrammers

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