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Preston Guild Hall

The Guild Hall was the city’s premiere entertainment venue and was built in the early 1970s. It was sold off to the late businessman Simon Rigby and then went bust, falling back into council ownership in 2019. It remains mothballed as a venue.

Hope for Preston Guild Hall foyer to open this year as five years of closure draws near

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Blog Preston The leader of Preston City Council says the authority remains committed to the future of the Guild Hall, as the fifth anniversary of its closure draws near. Labour’s Matthew Brown […]

3 weeks ago
Reputational damage to Preston City Council over Guild Hall saga ‘pretty serious’

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Blog Preston The reputational damage to Preston City Council as a result of the long-running Guild Hall saga is ‘pretty serious’. That was the verdict of Matthew Brown, Labour leader of Preston […]

2 months ago
Preston City Council leader Matthew Brown on Guild Hall, Preston Model, public scrutiny and more

Cllr Brown at the Guild Hall The leader of Preston City Council has been quizzed on some of the issues closest to the hearts of Prestonians. Blog Preston sat down with Matthew Brown to talk about […]

2 months ago
Preston Guild Hall could partially reopen but long-term future far from clear

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Blog Preston Preston’s Guild Hall could be partially reopened this year, it has emerged. The immediate future of the venue has been uncertain since it was confirmed back in January that the […]

3 months ago
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Young man glassed at 3am in Preston city centre cocktail bar

Review cocktail bar in Preston A young man was glassed in the early hours of the morning at a popular cocktail bar in Preston, police have said. The incident happened at Review cocktail bar, at […]

4 months ago
Preston Guild Hall confirmed to have RAAC in roof panels

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Blog Preston Both Preston Guild Hall’s Grand Hall and Charter Theatre contain RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete), Blog Preston can reveal. Specialist RAAC engineers – Curtins Consulting Engineers – have now completed […]

4 months ago
Preston Weekender postponed until 2024 due to Guild Hall ‘crumbly concrete’ roof

Event at the Flag Market Preston Weekender is due to go ahead in 2024 after a series of setbacks including the Guild Hall having ‘crumbly concrete’ in roof panels. The event is now due to […]

6 months ago
Maintaining peace in community ‘best response’ Preston can mount to Middle East conflict

The service at Preston Guild Hall on Tuesday Maintaining peace and personable relations between its diverse communities is the best response Preston can mount to the conflict that continues to rage in the Middle East. That was the […]

7 months ago
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