Plans to further extend Fulwood Central Retail park are set for approval from the Preston City Council’s planning committee in a meeting that will take place next Thursday, (April 29).Advertisement
Applicants plan to demolish the current HPH Haulage offices and expand the retail park further.
This will involve a gym, further retail services and a leisure centre in place of where the offices adjacent to Fulwood Central, off Oliver’s Place, currently sit.
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The applicant Austringer Capital Limited, has described in their plans for Fulwood Central, six proposed new retail units. The front of the new buildings would face south towards Oliver’s Place with the same orientation as the existing retail units at Fulwood Central.
There is also a proposed container park planned for the Fulwood location, it will consist of a large number of shipping containers affixed together to create a three-storey building.
Plans in hope of extending Fulwood Central have been submitted and say, “The proposed units would all be commercial in character, providing a variety of industrial, retail and leisure units, and the Container Park.
“All units would be relatively modern and contemporary in design, particularly in comparison to the existing building they would replace. The proposed retail units would adjoin the existing retail units to the west and would have a similar flat roof design and appearance.”
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Existing businesses on Fulwood Central, which opened in 2019, already include the likes of Costa Coffee, Burger King, B&M Bargains, Aldi. The businesses all share a car park which can be accessed directly off Oliver’s Place.
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The plans say: “This existing access will be improved and the existing car parking area will be extended as part of this proposal.
This extended car park, along with the improved access point, will continue to serve the existing units on site, as well as the proposed new retail and leisure units.”
The application number for this site is: 06/2020/0805.
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