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New lighting and pedestrianised space in plan to make Preston more attractive

Lancaster Road Proposed Revamp Plans to make Preston city centre a more attractive place to spend time – by day and night – have been unveiled by the city council. The ‘Illuminate and Integrate’ […]

7 months ago
Ceremonial coins added to Preston’s Animate steelwork

L-R Mike Costello, Matt Friedmann, Cllr Yakub Patel and Nick Hague To mark the progress of Preston’s £45m+ Animate leisure complex, two ceremonial coins have been added to the construction project’s steelwork. A 50p Windrush coin, which celebrates 75 years since […]

9 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 […]

12 months ago
Next stage of construction work starts on Preston’s Animate leisure complex

L-R: John Chesworth, Chris Hayward and Nick Hague at the Animate construction site Piling work has started on the Animate leisure complex in Preston city centre. The £45 million+ scheme is one of six major projects planned under Preston’s Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme. […]

1 year ago
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Café bar chain Loungers coming to Preston’s Animate leisure complex

Inside a Lounge cafe bar Café bar chain Loungers has signed a 15-year lease at Animate, Preston’s city-owned £45m cinema and leisure complex. The chain has taken a 4,265 sq ft unit at an initial […]

1 year ago
Plans progressing to transform Amounderness House into multi-use workspace hub

L-R: Nik Puttnam, Senior Development Manager, Maple Grove Developments, Julie Palmer, Regeneration Manager, Preston City Council, Councillor David Borrow, Executive Member for Planning and Regulation, Adrian Phillips, Chief Executive, Preston City Council, and Christian Lincoln, Sales Director, W_rkspace Plans to transform the Grade II Listed Amounderness House into serviced offices and managed workspace accommodation have moved a step closer. Preston City Council and its development manager Maple Grove […]

1 year ago
Main building phase starts at Preston’s Animate entertainment and leisure complex

L-R: Chris Blackburn PCC, Peter Thomas LCC, Anne-Marie Parkinson LEP, Matthew Friedmann Eric Wright Construction, John Chesworth Preston Partnership, Julie Palmer PCC, Karen Hirst Maple Grove Developments, Chris Hayward PCC, Cllr Matthew Brown PCC, Adrian Philips PCC, Andrew Dewhurst Maple Grove Developments, Nick Hague Maple Grove Developments Key partners behind the £45m Animate leisure and entertainment complex in Preston city centre have met on site to mark the start of the main construction phase. Eric Wright Construction […]

1 year ago
New vision for Sheraton House in Preston city centre

Existing rear elevation of Sheraton House in relation to Elizabeth House high-rise apartment building Plans have been submitted for the part demolition of the Sheraton House in Preston city centre to provide housing and commercial units. The proposal in 13-29 Ormskirk Road, seeks to […]

2 years ago
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