Apartment block built around The Unicorn pub nearing completion

Posted on - 13th May, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Preston News, Redevelopment, University campus
How the City Studios apartments are due to look with The Unicorn and the Moorbrook in situ

A long-awaited apartment scheme on the edge of Preston city centre is due to be completed in July.

City Studios Preston, built behind and between the former Unicorn pub and The Moorbrook, is 133 studio apartments in total.

Built by The Nurtur Group the block has become an apart-hotel scheme with studio apartments for short-term and medium-term stays.

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Managing director Mark Robinson said: “The whole team is really looking forward to welcoming our first guests to City Studios in a few weeks.

“Meticulous detail has gone into each stage of its planning, executing a development that offers the high levels of service expected from a hotel, with the freedom and comfort of a beautifully presented studio apartment.”

Inside one of the CityStudios apartments Pic: Jack Hinds Photography

The flats have been constructed around the grade-II listed former Unicorn pub in North Road which closed in 2017. The former pub itself has been converted into apartments as part of the scheme with flats on the first-floor and a communal space in the downstairs which is shared with nearby Canterbury Halls.

City Studios is due to open its first serviced apartments on Monday 1 July.

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