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Apartments plan for former tax office in Winckley Square

Posted on - 26th April, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, Winckley Square
No.8 Charles House Winckley Square (Site Of Former House Of John Dalton)

The former HMRC building in Winckley Square is set to become a complex of 70 apartments.

Empire Property Concepts Ltd has submitted plans to Preston City Council to convert Charles House from offices to residential units.

The plans include 58 one bedroom apartments and 12 two bedroom flats, spread over six floors with bike and bin storage areas in the basement.

The outside of the 1960s building will be upgraded with renovations to the windows and double doors fitted, with a ramp for disabled access.

Read more: Larches House set for a new lease of life as it goes under the hammer

Charles House sits on the site formerly occupied by John Dalton of Thurnham Hall, which was one of the first buildings in Winckley Square.

However that building was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the current building.

The HMRC building, which now lies empty, is one of a number of buildings to be sold off by the Government as part of cuts to civil service costs.

Read more: Company behind Old Docks House to open new workspace in Winckley Square

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What do you think of the plans to create more homes in Winckley Square? Let us know in the comments section

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