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Opinion: 2024 marks a foundational year for Preston city centre’s redevelopment

Preparation work on the new Youth Zone building site in Preston city centre Pic: Blog Preston This year appears to be a foundational year for the city. The regeneration of Preston and primarily the city centre has been a hot topic ever since we began Blog […]

3 months ago
TV presenter AJ Odudu to receive UCLan honorary award

The TV presenter AJ Odudu is set to receive an honorary award from the University of Central Lancashire. She is among five people who are being given an Honorary Fellowship […]

5 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 […]

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 […]

11 months ago
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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
Bike donations help Preston youngsters gear up for independent living

L-R John Chesworth, David Butcher, Megan, Neil Ashton A group of cycling enthusiasts is helping young people in Preston live independently. Preston Grasshoppers Rollers cycling club, along with Broadgate Cycles Store in Penwortham, have recycled 35 bikes over […]

1 year ago
Preston Markets Animate cinema given approval for next phase

An artist's impression of how Animate will look Animate, a multi-million pound leisure and entertainment complex at the heart of Preston’s city centre, has been given the green light by Preston City Council to move to the next […]

2 years ago
Preston’s pop-up Mobile Event Tent finally launches

Inside The MET Pic: Michael Porter Photography Preston’s new interactive Mobile Event Tent (MET) has launched almost a year later than planned. The MET is one of Preston’s pop-up projects, financed from £1 million of initial funding the […]

2 years ago
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