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Sign of life at Craggs Row windmill ahead of Airbnb conversion

Posted on - 20th April, 2024 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Redevelopment
Scaffolding has gone up at the Craggs Row windmill site Pic: Blog Preston

Scaffolding has gone up around the city’s last surviving windmill building as it prepares for a new future.

Plants can be seen growing out of the Craggs Row windmill windows just off Moor Lane.

In recent weeks a sign of redevelopment life has been seen.

Read more: Fishergate Shopping Centre could be demolished as part of railway station plans

Proposals to convert the former windmill into an Airbnb property were approved in early January this year. Simca Investments Ltd has taken on the site after previous plans to turn the windmill into a community hub were abandoned.

12 short-term holiday lets would be created, on the site which backs onto Preston’s police station.

A full refurbishment of the windmill include solar panels, replacement windows, new doors and external alterations.

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