Two Preston city centre roads closed due to urgent work at ‘unsafe’ Preston Guild Hall

Posted on - 17th November, 2020 - 3:28pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Business, History, Politics, Preston buildings & attractions, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston Guild Hall, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Guild Hall block off for urgentbuilding works. Pic: Tony Worrall
Guild Hall block off for urgent building works. Pic: Tony Worrall

Lancaster Road and a section of Lord Street have been closed today (Tuesday 17 November).


The roads have been closed due to urgent Preston Guild Hall building works.

This is a temporary closure from Tuesday 17 November to Thursday 19 November.

A spokesperson from Preston City Council told Blog Preston: “As part of ongoing repair and maintenance of the Guild Hall, a number of metal sections to window frames need replacement.

“In order to protect vehicles and pedestrians from risk of damage or injury whilst these works are undertaken, an urgent closure to the roads adjacent to the areas affected has been put in place.”

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The notice states that ‘No person shall cause any class of traffic’ Lancaster Road or Lord Street, due to urgent repair works at an unsafe building.

The building was being used by filmmakers but has remained closed to the public.

The project is expected to include actors who have appeared in Game of Thrones, but this has not yet been confirmed.

It is thought that the project may be a black comedy, according to the Lancashire Post.

Guild hall roads blocked off for urgent building works. Pic: Blog Preston
Guild hall roads blocked off for urgent building works. Pic: Blog Preston

Preston Guild Hall went into administration in June last year which resulted in multiple shows and events being cancelled.

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The Guild Hall transferred back into Preston City Council owner during summer 2019.

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