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News and information about the Friargate area of Preston, Lancashire. Friargate is a key corridor between the city centre and the university campus, home to many shops and a growing amount of student flats.

Friargate to reopen as Corporation Street closes in phase four of UCLan Masterplan roadworks

An artist's impression of the completed EIC, Student Centre and Highways scheme 2 Highways work on the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) £200m Masterplan development is entering its next phase. Friargate, Moor Lane and a new road replacing the Adelphi roundabout will fully reopen […]

1 month ago
In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, September 19 to September 25

CGI aerial view of Adelphi roundabout and the new UCLan Student Centre when works are completed Lots has happened in Preston in the past week. One of Preston’s most famous products returned home when Freddie Flintoff brought Jamie Redknapp on a visit to Moor Park. There […]

2 months ago
Film launch explores Adelphi Square’s future – for Preston’s university and its residents

Still from Adelphi film The launch of a film about Adelphi Square has sparked discussion about what the future holds for the new public space. Blog Preston hosted the live launch of Adelphi – a 15 […]

3 months ago
Longridge and South Ribble are not included in the Preston local lockdown

A woman having a coronavirus test After the announcement today of a government enforced local lockdown from midnight, many people in and around Preston are concerned about whether the lockdown will affect their household. The local […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s bid for up to £25m from the Towns Fund – and the projects that could benefit

Preston's skyline Pic: Mick Gardner Preston has submitted a bid for up to £25 million worth of funding to improve the economy, develop the city, and attract jobs and long-term investment. Preston is one of […]

4 months ago
PLAU in Friargate opening after lockdown – with new roof terrace to follow

PLAU vaults after the renovation Pic: Rose Peploe PLAU Gin and Beer House is reopening its doors today (Thursday 23 July), as the coronavirus lockdown is eased. The Friargate bar has been closed for four months but is […]

4 months ago
Watch as timelapse video brings Preston university’s vision to life

UCLan's new £60m student centre under construction Pic: Tony Worrall Progress on the University of Central Lancashire’s Masterplan development has been revealed in a new timelapse video. The video shows the development of the £60 million Student Centre and Civic Square […]

4 months ago
Preston high street recovering post-lockdown

Queues outside the Fishergate Shopping Centre and Primark Pic: Paul Melling Preston’s high street is performing better than Manchester and Liverpool during post-lockdown recovery, according to a new report. The Centre for Cities ‘High Street Recovery Tracker’, compiled using anonymised mobile […]

4 months ago
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