Plans to transform former pub The Lamb in Preston City Centre

Posted on - 8th March, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
The old Lamb pub in Preston Pic:Tony Worrall
The old Lamb pub in Preston Pic:Tony Worrall

There are plans for former pub The Lamb to be transformed into affordable living spaces, an art gallery, music venue and co-working space.


A planning application was registered on 10 February for the change of use of part of ground floor and basement from residential to art gallery (Class F1) and office (Class E(g)) including alterations to the existing 11-bed house in multiple occupation.

The proposed plan for 83 Church Street in Preston City Centre will focus on restoring the Grade II listed building by using high quality materials and creating en-suites.

The general public will have access to the art gallery and co-working space.

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Planning documents state: “The proposed layout seeks to adopt the current as-built approved HMO layout. Including the existing position of the stairs, original walls and the column on the ground floor.

“The addition of a public accessible use of the art gallery/music venue – enhances the building experience and its reference to the times when The Lamb was a thriving public house in the live music scene of the 80s-90s.”

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

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