Work at St David’s Church site in Ashton-on-Ribble begins

Posted on - 28th March, 2024 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Housing, Preston News, Redevelopment, Tulketh
Work at St David’s Church site in Eldon Street Pic: Blog Preston

Work has started on St David’s Church in Eldon Street after it was demolished following a fire.


It’s thought that the site will be turned into a supported living development after plans were approved in December 2021.

Preston Weekender advert

The development is due to see 14 units for independent living created, with communal areas and a secure outdoor space.

Read more: Estate made up entirely of affordable homes set for suburban Preston

Instead of on-street parking bays, there will be four off-street parking spaces accessed from Inkerman Street.

The start of work in Eldon Street Pic: Blog Preston

The development comes after the church was demolished following a fire in October 2022.

A body was found at the scene of the fire. In the wake of the fire, local shopkeeper Nimesh Patel told Blog Preston he believed people had been living in the building.

Subscribe: Keep in touch directly with the latest headlines from Blog Preston, join our WhatsApp channel and subscribe for our twice-a-week email newsletter. Both free and direct to your phone and inbox.

Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines

caritas fostering advert
Preston in pictures Cherry Pie Cafe - Preston Market HallPickles of PrestonRoastPickles of PrestonArthur Strands - Preston Market HallAunty Dolly's CafeMark Williams Fishmonger - Preston Market HallArthur Strands - Preston Market Hall View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails