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.

New hotel for Friargate is given the green light

The Caxton Hotel would be situated in Marsh Lane, just off Friargate A new nine-storey hotel for Friargate has been given the go-ahead. Derelict buildings between Corporation Street and Friargate are to be demolished to make way for The Caxton Hotel. The […]

1 month ago
Friargate gets a clean up thanks to committed businesses and volunteers

The top end of Friargate got a spruce up during a sunny Saturday. Organised by Bernice Marie Newton and the team at Townhouse Coffee and Brew Bar the Friargate clean […]

2 months ago
How Preston’s tallest residential building Lofthaus is now due to look

A view of Lofthaus from the Ringway Towering above the Ringway one of the most ambitious residential projects in Preston’s recent history has been given the green light. Lofthaus is expected to cost around £26million and become […]

2 months ago
Major new hotel planned to tower over Friargate

The Caxton Hotel would be situated in Marsh Lane, just off Friargate A new hotel in Preston is due to be built alongside student flats. Derelict buildings in Marsh Lane – between Friargate and Corporation Street – would be demolished. William Caxton’s […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Uptown Pony Club planned for former Friargate shop

How the new bar and co-working space would look in Friargate Pic: Studio John Bridge A new upmarket bar and restaurant is planned for Friargate. Uptown Pony Club is the latest venture from The 85 Group who also run Baluga in the Miller Arcade. With […]

7 months ago
Should the Mother and Child statue stay in St Mary’s car park?

The statue of Mother and Child, which stands in the car park on the old St Mary’s Catholic Church site is to be renovated. St Wilfrid’s Church has begun a […]

8 months ago
Hit comedy show arrives in Preston after sell-out run in London

Garry Starr aka Damien Warren-Smith Pic Joseph Till Garry Starr aka Damien Warren-Smith Pic: Joseph Till A hit comedy show that showcases every genre of performance theatre is coming to Vinyl Tap. Damien Warren-Smith’s one-man show – Garry […]

10 months ago
Plau gin and ale bar opens in Friargate

Inside the newly opened Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston Plau bar has opened its doors in Friargate to bring four levels of gin, ale and food to the city. A […]

10 months ago
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