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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 […]

2 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 ÂŁ45m+ Animate leisure complex, two ceremonial coins have been added to the construction project’s steelwork. A 50p Windrush coin, which celebrates 75 years since […]

7 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 ÂŁ45 million+ scheme, one of six major projects planned under Preston’s Harris Quarter Towns Fund […]

9 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
Advertisement Advertisement CafĂ© bar chain Loungers coming to Preston’s Animate leisure complex

Inside a Lounge cafe bar CafĂ© bar chain Loungers has signed a 15-year lease at Animate, Preston’s city-owned ÂŁ45m 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 ÂŁ45m 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
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 ÂŁ1 million of initial funding the […]

2 years ago
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