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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.

New Moor Lane flats given go-ahead as developer agrees to £600k payment

Artist impressions of how the new Moor Lane and Walker Street tower block will look A wrangle over the volume of affordable housing that should be generated by what will be one of the tallest apartment blocks in Preston has been resolved. A deal has […]

2 months ago
University square apartment scheme affordable housing wrangle set for approval

Artist impressions of how the new Moor Lane and Walker Street tower block will look Plans for a new apartment block close to the city’s university campus will return to councillors for a decision a third time. Portergate Developments is wanting to build a 19-storey […]

2 months ago
Preston Peace Garden work to be completed by summer

Construction work on the Peace Garden as part of the Friargate North scheme Pic: Blog Preston Preston’s new look Peace Garden is due to re-open this summer. The Peace Garden, which sits next to Ringway on Friargate, has been put in after the major revamp of […]

3 months ago
Preston florist legend Margaret Mason opens new store in Warton

Margaret Mason Pic: Michael Porter Margaret Mason’s Florists has opened a new store in Warton. The new showroom, located at The Barn, Warton, features the usual floral services as well as her company Hire Props […]

3 months ago
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UCLan historian to host LOST Lecture on Preston’s 19th century newspaper industry

Andrew Hobbs A University of Central Lancashire senior lecturer will be lecturing in a bar as part of a series of free talks in Preston. Journalism historian Dr Andrew Hobbs will be […]

3 months ago
Plans for new takeaway on Friargate lead to concerns over odours

Proposed Friargate takeaway A new takeaway could be coming to a busy Preston street which connects the city centre with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Plans for the hot food outlet – […]

3 months ago
Lancashire County Council answer queries about side streets off Corporation Street and Friargate

Number 23 services are one of the four bus routes to see a reduction in evening services Pic: Blog Preston Questions about the side streets off of Corporation Street and Friargate ahead of the new changes have been answered by Lancashire County Council. The map for the new Preston road […]

3 months ago
Friargate pedestrianisation works in ‘final stages’ say Lancashire County Council

The Friargate North transformation is in it’s “final stages” according to Lancashire County Council. Changes include new paving, trees, cycle racks and benches. An exact finish date has not yet […]

3 months ago
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