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Abandoned former Hindu temple in Avenham due for demolition amid new housing plans

Posted on - 7th March, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Housing, Preston Council, Preston Locations, Preston News, Redevelopment
Damage to the cars and the fire also spread to part of the building Pic: Kacper Krol
Former Hindu temple Pic: Kacper Krol

Plans have been submitted for the former Avenham Place Hindu temple to be turned into nine new houses.

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This is as well as demolishing the original building.

The plans include nine new houses with at least four bedrooms each.

The development will be in an ‘L’ shape terrace with 15 new carparking spaces as well as cycle storage.

There will be three designs of houses whilst staying in keeping with surrounding properties.

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In order to match historical context the buildings will be made with sandstone brickwork to the elevations and sandstone surround to the windows and doors.

However, more modern features such as aluminium windows and doors have also been incorporated into the design.

Five of the properties proposed will have four bedrooms with accommodation spread over four levels.

The lowest sub-level will have an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, alongside a W.C.

Access to the each of the properties gardens is also taken at this level via rear patio doors.

Two of the houses will include games rooms on the first floor.

Proposed look of the development.
Proposed look of the development.

The final house type will consist of two six-bedroom dwellings located to the east side of the terrace.

This type of house is planned to have three floors.

Each house will have a garden to the rear of the site.

Plans include the aim to have high energy efficiency standards including incorporating modern insulation and renewable energy into the proposals to reduce energy use.

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Structural consideration has had to be given to the existing property due to severe settlement as a result of it being there for a long period of time.

It is definite that the original building has to be demolished prior to any development due to the severity.

The agent of the development is PWA Planning.

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