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.

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures

  Recently acquired and digitised photos of 1980’s Preston have now been released which is sure to invoke great nostalgia to the people who recall those bygone happy times, when bands […]

7 years ago
Restaurant review: Fusion Room on Friargate

Fusion Room is a modern British Restaurant and although it’s been open since 2008, I had only visited once for a Tapas style lunch and that was shortly after it […]

7 years ago
The changing face of the Adelphi roundabout area over passing decades

  With the announcement of the proposed Adelphi Square which would sweep away the Adelphi roundabout and nearby buildings, we thought it would be interesting to see the past developments […]

7 years ago
Portergate scheme on Friargate: Demolition experts on site as new student flats block work continues

View down Great Shaw Street showing artists impression of Friargate Court A major new development of student flats has moved into its next stage. Portergate has appointed demolition experts Vale Park Demolition Services to begin work. Land off Friargate and Great […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement UCLan Students’ Union announce registration drive with support of Preston City Council

A new project which will see the UCLan Students’ Union enter partnership with the Preston City Council in a drive to create awareness in students to their right in registering […]

7 years ago
New bar planned for Friargate called Enlightened

Inside the new bar A new bar opens in Preston as the spate of new places to eat and drink in the city centre continues. Enlightened Bar is to open its doors on Friargate […]

7 years ago
Friargate takeaway Curry Pot applies for longer licence

A takeaway on a main route to and from Preston’s university campus has applied for longer opening hours. Curry Pot, formerly known as Mick’s Curry Pot, wants to serve until […]

7 years ago
Giant new student flats block planned for Corporation Street

An artist impression of how the new Corporation Street flats would look at night A long-planned giant block of student flats in Preston city centre is due to get moving, having been attempted since 2004. Land on Edward Street, between Corporation Street and Friargate, […]

7 years ago
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