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 Court: Coffee shop plan for former electricity sub station

View down Great Shaw Street showing artists impression of Friargate Court What is currently an abandoned electricity sub-station could become a new coffee shop. Portergate Properties has applied for permission to convert the Great Shaw Street structure. Its part of the Friargate […]

6 years ago
X-Kitchen Chinese restaurant applies for alcohol licence

Garlic pork ribs at X Kitchen A Chinese restaurant in Preston is applying to serve alcohol at a new premises. X-Kitchen, based in Friargate, wants to be able to provide booze from 5pm to 11pm every […]

6 years ago
Watch timelapse footage of Fylde Building being taken down at UCLan campus

The demolition of Fylde Building saw part of Preston’s skyline since the late 1960s disappear. Many a memory was shared by those who attended Preston Polytechnic, which became the University […]

6 years ago
CCTV images released after man slashed in the face in Friargate attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was slashed in the face in Preston city centre. CCTV pictures have been released after an incident where a 27-year-old man was […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Friargate flat fire threatens Margaret Mason florist

A firefighter leaves the florists in Friargate Pic: Tony Worrall A much-loved Preston florist has been saved from being engulfed in a fire at a flat above the shop. Margaret Mason and her team were evacuated from the premises in […]

6 years ago
Calais Action in Preston: Friargate cafe becomes drop off centre to help refugees

Volunteers in Preston have banded together to set up an action group to help refugees in camps across Europe. More than 20 people attended the first meeting of the Preston […]

6 years ago
Historical finds as Friargate gin bar Plau’s renovation continues

The original canopy being tested on Plau An original canopy from the early 20th century is among the finds by the owners of a new gin bar in Preston. Plau is due to open in early 2016 […]

6 years ago
Preston celebrates the bike with a unique procession

Friargate is seen as the second street of the city by many after Fishergate Preston cyclists will take to the streets on September 22 to celebrate the bike. This is no regular bike ride though, as volunteers will pedal a large mobile structure on bicycle […]

6 years ago
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