New apartments plan for Preston city centre

Posted on - 17th December, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
Orchard Street apartment plans Pic: GA Associates
Drawings show how the additional two floors could look from the front on Orchard Street (left) and the back on Lowthian Street (right) Pic: GA Associates

Plans have been lodged for new apartments in Preston city centre.


Previously approved plans to create apartments on the first and second floors at 3 Orchard Street included four one-bedroom flats and two two-bedroom flats.

The new plans would see the reconfiguration of those floors to add two more apartments.

In addition, eight extra apartments would be created in newly extended third and fourth floors.

3 Orchard Street Pic: Google
3 Orchard Street Pic: Google

In total there would be 15 one-bedroom flats and one two-bedroom flat.

The building is situated within the Market Place Conservation Area.

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It was first used as a restaurant in the early 1930s. A range of shops occupied the site until it became a bank in the 1970s.

The planning application (06/2021/1535) can be viewed on the Preston City Council website.

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