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Green light for former Preston city centre pub The Lamb to be transformed

Posted on - 21st June, 2022 - 8:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, 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

Former pub The Lamb is set to be transformed into affordable living spaces, an art gallery, music venue and co-working space.

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Preston City Council has given the go ahead for the redevelopment of the Grade II listed property at 83 Church Street in the city centre.

The project will see changes to the existing 11-bed house in multiple occupation, including the addition of en-suites.

CGI of the planned redevelopment of the front of The Lamb Pic: Studio John Bridge
CGI of the planned redevelopment of the front of The Lamb Pic: Studio John Bridge
CGI of the planned layout for part of the development Pic: Studio John Bridge
CGI of the planned layout for part of the development Pic: Studio John Bridge

An art gallery/music venue open to the public will hark back to the times when The Lamb was a thriving pub in the live music scene of the 1980s and 1990s.

Read more: Plans to transform former pub The Lamb in Preston City Centre

John Bridge, the architect behind the project, shared the news on social media, saying: “Planning Approval and Listed Building Consent for the regeneration of this local landmark in Preston!

“Bit of a passion project too, as I’m really keen to regenerate Church Street in Preston! It needs some local love and much needed investment!”


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