Former Baffito’s restaurant pulled down to make way for care home

Posted on - 17th June, 2021 - 4:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston News
Baffito's front Pic: Tony Worrall
Baffito’s closed in October 2019. Pic: Tony Worrall

Today (Thursday, 17 June) the former Baffito’s restaurant has been pulled down six months after plans were approved for the site to become a care home.


The home is designed for residents with dementia and will have a wellness suite and lounge, quiet rooms, cafes, a hairdressers, a shop and reception area.

The former restaurant had been empty since a fire in 2020 which badly damaged the roof.

The site had been a target for arsonists since the closure of Baffito’s.

Baffito’s before it was pulled down today (17 June). Pic: Stuart Piper

An arson investigation was recently launched after the former Baffito’s restaurant at Preston Docks caught fire on Thursday 29 April.

Four fire crews from Preston, Bamber Bridge and Fulwood tackled the fire on the ground floor of the property.

The care home plans include 64 bedrooms as well as a three-storey building with 16 supported living apartments for adults with learning difficulties.

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