Friargate tap room planned by Chain House Brewing Company

Posted on - 4th March, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Friargate, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs
Beer being produced in the micro-brewery
Beer being produced in the micro-brewery

A planning application has been submitted for Chain House Brewery Co to open its very own brewery tap room in Preston City Centre.


There are plans to change the use of from residential property (Class C3) to Public House and Micro Brewery (Sui Generis) on 2-4 Clayton’s Gate.

The proposed redevelopment will aim to upgrade a tired looking building into a high quality hospitality venue that will add as a new addition around the Friargate and Market Street area.

The ground floor of the development will provide the following: micro-brewery space, tap room / bar area with seating, an accessible WC, bar storage and staircase up to first floor. The first floor will provide: tap room seating, 2nr.WCs, Small office space for the business.

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Due to its city centre location, the site is in close proximity to public transportation sites such as Preston bus station and Preston Railway station. As well as bus spots along Friargate and taxi hire companies within the city centre.

Chain House Brewing Co
Chain House Brewing Co

The design and access statement covers that there will be a plan to make the building accessible for able bodied and disabled people:

“When designing and subsequently managing a development it is important that any particular problems are recognised and ways to remove any obstacles that may arise are sought in order that people can enjoy the facilities on offer to the full. Disabled people, as well as people with prams and push-chairs, young children and some elderly people, have particular difficulties in dealing with buildings designed for the able-bodied.”

“The advent of the Disability Discrimination Act requires buildings to be accessible to all. The design team have considered each element of the project and its specific usage in detail throughout the design phase facilitating accessibility integration. It is intended that DDA compliance is reviewed and recommendations implemented as the detailed design of the building progresses.”

You can see the full proposals on the Preston City Council Website.

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