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This category relates to all things to do with redevelopment in Preston.

Grand plan for Preston’s canal basin wins Forgotten Spaces competition

A view of how the lido at the canal basin could look   An ambitious plan to create a lido at the Lancaster Canal Basin has won an architecture prize. The Forgotten Spaces competition asked students, architects and members of the public […]

8 years ago
Preston City Centre Plan: Business group says private business will be key to high street regeneration

Lancashire’s business chiefs have said the masterplan for improving Preston’s city centre will succeed or fail depending on the private sector. The city council is consulting on its preferred options […]

8 years ago
New city centre strategy in call to arms for new stores as one in four Preston shops stand empty

The city centre holds the key to Preston's economic future according to the council report A manifesto for how to revitalise Preston City Centre has been published. The 69-page dossier replaces the previous Tithebarn proposal for redevelopment of the city centre. Preston City Council has […]

8 years ago
Work to begin on new Humanities Centre at Penwortham Priory

Later this month construction begins at Penwortham Priory Academy on a new £1m languages and humanities centre. Significant rebuilding work at the Academy has taken place over the past 13 […]

8 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Praise for Fishwick and St Matthews local area plan

Volunteers at the Friends group A neighbourhood plan for Fishwick and St Matthews has been praised by the government. Local residents in the area are working with the city council on shaping how developments will […]

8 years ago
‘Shocking’ red brick wall at Preston Cenotaph site

As work continues at the Preston Cenotaph site many recent visitors commented on the ‘ugliness’ of a large circular red brick wall under construction around the memorial. Indeed, the shocking […]

8 years ago
City centre office block could become ten-storey apartment complex

Victoria House could become city centre apartments for hundreds of residents A former office block could become city centre apartments overlooking the Bus Station, Flag Market and beyond. Victoria House on Ormskirk Road is owned by Manchester-based developers Mayfair. They are […]

8 years ago
Council appoints heritage guru to help win Winckley Square funding

winckley square A heritage project has a new man to lead it after Preston City Council appointed Paul Crowther. The city council are attempting to secure almost £1 million to put towards […]

8 years ago
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