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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 […]

1 month ago
Renewable energy centre opens in Preston city centre

Cllr Yakub Patel cuts the ribbon at the launch A renewable energy centre has opened in Preston city centre. Energy company BGreenn is behind the initiative, which is aimed at informing households and businesses about the benefits of adopting […]

3 months ago
‘A setback’ council leader reacts to Preston Guild Hall concrete fears

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Blog Preston The construction material dubbed “crumbly concrete” – which caused a chaotic start to the new academic year at dozens of schools across the country – is now suspected to be […]

6 months ago
Preston Animate cinema complex to now open in 2025

Preston’s under-construction city centre cinema and leisure complex is now set to open in early 2025, the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) can reveal. Building work on the development had […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement The Preston Model ‘appears to be working’ says new study

Preston's skyline Pic: Mick Gardner Preston residents are less depressed, more content and financially better off in the wake of a flagship council policy designed to strengthen the local economy. That was the conclusion of […]

8 months ago
Steelwork being installed at Preston’s Animate leisure scheme

L-R: Nick Hague, John Chesworth, Adrian Phillips, Chris Hayward Steelwork is being installed at Preston’s Animate leisure complex. It’s the latest milestone in the £45 million+ scheme, one of six major projects planned under Preston’s Harris Quarter Towns Fund […]

8 months ago
Preston and South Ribble leaders ‘side-lined’ in Lancashire devolution talks

County Hall in Preston, home of Lancashire County Council A delegation of Whitehall officials will travel to Lancashire this month to start preliminary talks over how the county can secure a long-awaited devolution deal. The meeting with mandarins could […]

9 months ago
Preston politicians react to ‘new South Ribble’ hospital location

Royal Preston Hospital Emergency Department Pic: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The new Royal Preston Hospital will be built somewhere in South Ribble, the borough’s MP has said. Katherine Fletcher told the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) that a number of […]

9 months ago
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