Preston Minster plans to build temporary community space in churchyard

Posted on - 5th November, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston Minster, Preston News
Map showing planned location of the Preston Minster temporary cabin Pic: Allies and Morrison
The temporary cabin would be in place while the permanent structure is built Pic: Allies and Morrison

A planning application has been submitted for additional community space to be built in the Preston Minster churchyard.


The application from Vicar of Preston, Sam Haigh, states the 82 sq m temporary, modular cabin would be constructed from steel panels, with uPVC door and window frames.

If agreed, the cabin would be in place for up to five years while an application for a permanent community building at the Grade II listed church is progressed.

Preston Minster Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston Minster Pic: Tony Worrall

The application says: “The need for a flexible community space is immediate, in particular for children’s work.

“However, fundraising is likely to take up to two years, so it may well be four to five years before a permanent solution is in place.

“To meet this critical immediate need, a temporary solution is required to ‘bridge the gap’.

“The cabin would be sited so it can remain in place for the duration of the construction work.”

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