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High rise living complex in Pole Street has been given the go ahead

Posted on - 11th December, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
Bhailok Court

Plans for a new complex of apartments in the city centre have been given the green light by the council’s planning committee.

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Bhailok Court is a pair of buildings comprising 176 apartments, which will stand on the spot of the old Jobcentre in Pole Street.

One of the buildings will be 15 floors high, mirroring the height of the neighbouring Unicentre, while the other will be six floors.

The location was identified as a brownfield site as part of the Stoneygate Masterplan Framework, which sets to redevelop the area of Preston bordered by the Bus Station and London Road.

Read more: Plans to create an urban village n the heart of Preston have been unveiled

Architects Studio KMA said: “The vision for these proposals is to create a distinctive, characterful, sustainable, vibrant and successful development that is in keeping with Preston City Council’s aspirations for the future regeneration of this part of the city, as set out within the Stoneygate Framework Masterplan.

“This includes for the creation of new, high-quality, bespoke developments,
including residential use.”

Read more: How the Stoneygate Masterplan took shape and what its author thinks

The plans include amenity space for residents and cycle storage. However parking will be limited to five spaces due to the complex’s proximity to the city centre and pubic transport links.

Studio KMA said: “The proposed residential accommodation would make a welcome contribution to the city’s housing supply and represent a positive addition to the local area.”

What do you think of the plans? Let us know in the comments section.

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