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Major apartment development in Preston city centre to be reviewed by councillors on Thursday

Posted on - 4th November, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Business, City Centre, History, Housing, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, Uncategorized
The new development planned off Avenham Street
Original plans for Avenham street apartments.

A planning application to build four apartment blocks over Avenham street open air car park is to be reviewed Thursday (4 November) at Preston City Council’s planning committee.

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There are plans to build four blocks of apartments consisting of 294 units up to 16 storeys high.

There will still be two levels of car parking below the apartments which the public will still have access to.

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Council officers have recommended the plans for approval, however, there will be 23 conditions to abide by such as: a time limit of three years, noise from plant equipment shall not exceed 10dbs below the background noise and no vegetation clearance during bird nesting season.

Each of the four blocks will differ in how many apartments they have and how many storeys tall:

  • Block A – South West corner of site, 16 storeys and 95 units.
  • Block B – North West corner of site, nine storeys and 73 units.
  • Block C – North East corner of site, eight storeys and 71 units.
  • Block D – South East corner of site, seven storeys and 41 units.

There will also be a link block which will connect block C and D.

It will consist of 14 units and a roof terrace.

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The design of the development will consist of two colours of concrete cladding to add to the design element as well as high levels of glazing and balconies where possible.

The two levels of basement car parking will be available for the public or for residents to purchase a space.

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The entrance and exit for the car park would remain from Avenham Street and Syke Street, although new access points would be created.

Basement level one would provide a total of 100 car parking spaces including 20 disabled bays, as well as enclosed areas for cycle storage, plant equipment, sprinkler tanks and circulation areas including entrance lobbies, stairwells and lifts.

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