Preston Markets cinema and leisure complex plans given go-ahead

Plans for Preston’s city-owned £40 million cinema and leisure complex have been approved by the Council’s planning committee. Animate will be located on the city’s former indoor market and will […]

2 months ago
Preston city centre cinema and leisure complex plans set to be approved

Full plans for the new Animate cinema and leisure complex are due to be approved tomorrow (Thursday 31 March) by Preston City Council. The proposed development will be located on […]

2 months ago
An update on Preston’s £20.9m Towns Fund award one year on

Spring flowers in Preston city centre in March Pic: Tony Worrall In March 2021, Preston was awarded £20.9m from the government’s Towns Fund to support the regeneration of the Harris Quarter. The programme includes redevelopment of the area surrounding the Harris, Preston Markets, the Guild Hall and […]

2 months ago
Hollywood Bowl announced as first tenant of Animate cinema and leisure complex

Hollywood Bowl CGI Hollywood Bowl will be opening in Preston as part of the city owned multi-million pound cinema and leisure complex Animate. The bowling centre will feature 16 fully computerised lanes with […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Markets cinema Animate has new plans unveiled

Preston City Council have lodged a planning application for the city-owned multi-million pound cinema and leisure complex, Animate. Since the scheme was first proposed, plans have progressed to improve the […]

6 months ago
Funding deal approved for Preston’s proposed £40m cinema and leisure scheme

Plans for Preston’s multi-million pound cinema and leisure complex took an important step forward today as Councillors agreed a funding package for the project. The new development, called ‘Animate’, will […]

9 months ago
£20.9m Towns Fund boost for Preston city centre projects including a Youth Zone

Harris Quarter visual Preston has been awarded £20.9m from the government’s Towns Fund for a series of city centre regeneration projects, including a previously-scrapped Youth Zone. The funding, announced as part of the Chancellor’s […]

1 year ago
Preston’s bid for up to £25m from the Towns Fund – and the projects that could benefit

Preston's skyline Pic: Mick Gardner Preston has submitted a bid for up to £25 million worth of funding to improve the economy, develop the city, and attract jobs and long-term investment. Preston is one of […]

2 years ago
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