New pictures show scale of Percy Street high-rise plans

Posted on - 2nd September, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
A visual of the new proposals at Percy Street, Preston.

A developer has lodged plans for a £7.3m apartment scheme in Preston city centre that would see 52 new apartments ‘regenerate’ two underused sites.

The city centre scheme, submitted by North West planning consultancy PWA Planning on behalf of developer Premier Sagar, would see the new apartments delivered at Chadderton Court and Crompton Court on Percy Street.

The Chadderton Court building, which houses 12 flats, will be demolished to make way for 29 one-bedroom and 15 two-bedroom apartments across 14 storeys.

There are also plans to ‘bring to life’ the four-storey Crompton Court, comprising eight apartments on the site of a small private car park with eight spaces.

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An aerial view from NE of the proposals at Percy Street, Preston

Daniel Hughes, an associate at PWA Planning, said: “We’re proud to be working with Premier Sagar and submit plans for this scheme that will help plug the gap for high-quality homes in this area of Preston while contributing towards the wider regeneration of the area.”

The proposed vision aims to ‘make better use’ of the sites by boosting the provision of high-quality city centre housing while contributing towards the regeneration.

The site sits within the boundaries of the Stoneygate regeneration framework to the east of the bus station, where Preston City Council envisages the creation of an ‘urban village’.

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A look at how the new scheme at Percy Street, Preston could look

A Premier Sagar spokesperson said: “We’re really excited to be part of the regeneration of Stoneygate. We saved this site from long-term dereliction in 1996 with the Chadderton and Crompton development and retained the listed building at the former chapel.

“We are working closely with PWA Planning and FWP on the proposal and design to upgrade the site with conservation in mind.”

Designed by architect FWP, the new development is ‘sympathetic’ to its surroundings, including a Grade II listed 18th-century former unitarian chapel, which now houses apartments and sits between the two proposed buildings.

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Designed with ‘conservation in mind’, the scheme ensures the chapel – Preston’s oldest place of worship – retains strong sight lines and is available to view from street level.

Brent Clayton, a partner at FWP, said: “We have worked closely with the developer to bring forward a project in keeping with the transformation of the Stoneygate area of the city that we are seeing gather momentum.

“If approved, the development will play its part in creating the new and vibrant urban village that will bring people and prosperity into this part of Preston.

“We believe our proposals will regenerate two currently underused areas and deliver much-needed high-quality housing, helping to realise the vision and objectives set out in the Stoneygate regeneration framework.

“As a Preston-based firm, we are committed to playing our part in the wider city regeneration and helping to deliver projects that make a positive difference.”

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The Percy Street scheme has become the latest Preston development FWP, based in Ribblesdale Place in the city centre, has joined.

The architecture, design and master planning practice led to the redevelopment of Preston’s historic markets and is part of the team looking at the rebirth of the city’s historic Park Hotel.

FWP also led the redevelopment of Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium.

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