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Mosque in Fishwick applies to change internal layout of building

Posted on - 11th September, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment, St Matthews
Fishwick Mosque. Pic: Google
Masjid-E-Aqsa in Fishwick. Pic: Google

A planning application has been submitted to reconfigure the internal layout of a Fishwick mosque.

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The application seeks to change the internal layout at Masjid-E-Aqsa in Fishwick Parade.

It states: “There is a current disconnect between ablution (washing) facilities, passage through the building and kitchen facilities.

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“The proposed works is to reorganise these spaces with the inclusion of a central corridor that can serve the prayer hall and additional ancillary spaces.

“The proposed works include for an ablution space, toilets, kitchen and clearer, defined entrances to the masjid.”

There will also be a dormer space created in the roof.

The current masjid comprises of several terraced houses amalgamated to create an open plan prayer space.

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Off of the main prayer space are additional rooms vital to the function of prayer which include washing and kitchen facilities.

The building is used by the community primarily for prayer and education but also for small community functions and meetings.

The proposed materials and finishes will be in keeping with the existing finishes.

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