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Three new blocks of flats planned for car park in Avenham

Posted on - 5th August, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Housing, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
The new development planned off Avenham Street
The new development planned off Avenham Street

Three large-scale apartment blocks could be built on a car park in Preston city centre.

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A pay and display car park which borders Avenham Street and Syke Street is being eyed up by developers.

The three blocks, designed by David Cox Architects, would consist of 274 one-bedroom flats and 20 two-bedroom apartments.

The blocks would be around eight-storeys high and transform the area at the bottom end of Avenham Street.

Looking into the courtyard for the new flats
Looking into the courtyard for the new flats

Within the site would be a courtyard style garden.

David Cox told Blog Preston: “We are excited to be working on such a major scheme and one which will become an important part of encouraging a more vibrant city centre. The flats are organised around a green central courtyard which will become an important resource for people who live there and who pass by.

“The scheme is large enough to act as a beacon for other developments and we hope that this will be the first of many in Stoneygate and that more work is carried in dialogue with all city centre stakeholders to ensure that we achieve a broad mix of living and that families find an attractive lifestyle in the city centre.”

Proposals for the scheme lodged by David Austin of Pillars PR1 comes just weeks after the announcement of the Stoneygate Masterplan.

How the new flats would look viewed from Cross Street
How the new flats would look viewed from Cross Street

Preston City Council unveiled how it wants to see the area running from Church Street across to Queen Street developed.

Read more: How the Stoneygate masterplan took shape from the man behind it

Full plans can be seen on the Preston City Council website.

Read more: See the latest Preston redevelopment news

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