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Work on new flats in Market Street in Preston city centre begins

Posted on - 1st May, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
The former Allen's store in Market Street Pic: Tony Worrall
The former Allen’s store in Market Street Pic: Tony Worrall

Work on an empty former home furnishings store in Preston city centre has begun.

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The former Allens building in Market Street is being brought back into use as apartments.

Plans for the building were approved last year and workmen have been spotted getting things underway at the site.

Mustaq Bhailok is behind the development and drawings show as well as the 19 apartments in the four-storey block there will also be ground floor and basement space for two retail units and a restaurant and cafe business.

Read more: Matalan confirms it is opening in Preston city centre

1618 Architects write: “The scheme hopes to significantly contribute to Preston’s ongoing regeneration process, whilst also respecting Preston’s heritage.”

How the building in Market Street is due to look
How the building in Market Street is due to look

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