Winckley Square

Winckley Square is a Georgian Square in the heart of Preston city centre, in recent years it has seen a major regeneration and upkeep scheme

New Preston city centre restaurant Aven retains three AA Rosettes

The restaurant, formerly known as 263, is going to keep the foodie accolade as head chef and management team explain their vision for the future of the new restaurant.

2 months ago
Winckley Square firm Harrison Drury named in top 100 mid-sized UK firms

John Chesworth leads Harrison Drury and pictured in Winckley Square A city law firm has been named as one of the UK’s top 100 employers. Harrison Drury solicitors based in Winckley Square are part of the Best Companies top 100 […]

2 months ago
New restaurant Aven to replace 263 off Winckley Square

The exterior of 263 Pic: 263 / Facebook Preston’s three-rosette restaurant 263 has closed and is to be replaced by a new culinary destination, Aven. It was announced today that 263 had shut yesterday (Sunday 24 September). Business […]

2 months ago
Encounter Festival: Torchlight procession route and Preston road closures

Torchlight procession making its way through the city centre The Encounter Festival’s torchlight procession returns to the city this Saturday. And a raft of roads will be closed for the festival and to set up for the parade. There’s […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Winckley Square apartments on part of former Preston Catholic College approved

The proposed block borders Mount Street and Winckley Square Pic: Studio John Bridge Councillors have given the go-ahead to a seven-storey apartment block off Preston’s Winckley Square after hearing that it would not be out of keeping with the historic area that surrounds […]

3 months ago
Preston’s historic sites today, what to see and some new developments

The former Post office, undergoing development Pic: Geoff Whittaker Preston has a long history and there are many historic places and buildings to visit in all seasons. Preston is blessed with many lovely green spaces including parks and gardens. […]

3 months ago
Former Preston Catholic College apartment plan set for approval

Indicative view from Mount Street facing North Part of a former city centre Catholic College in Winckley Square is set to become apartments. Preston City Council planning officers have recommended the proposals for 36 apartments on part […]

3 months ago
Lancashire Encounter Festival confirms 2023 line-up

Timeless is performed inside and around 7m high rotating hourglass and tackled the threat of climate change The line-up for this year’s Lancashire Encounter Festival taking over Preston city centre for three days of arts and culture has been confirmed. Organised by Preston City Council the festival […]

4 months ago
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