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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 years ago
Second Paint Preston mural unveiled at back of city centre pub

Artist Chris Dorning and his mural at the back of the Black A Moor Head pub Pic: Garry Cook The second Preston Paint mural paying homage to the city has been unveiled at the back of the Black A Moor Head pub in Old Vicarage Street. The city centre […]

2 years ago
Harris Museum sees £450k investment from national grant-makers

Two national foundations have invested £450,000 into The Harris to help fund an ongoing refurb project. Provided by The Weston Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation, two grants will build on […]

2 years ago
Closure date for Preston’s Harris Museum confirmed ahead of major revamp

Preston’s Harris Museum and Art Gallery will temporarily close for preservation works next month. The closure, which begins at 5pm on Saturday 2 October, is needed so that organisers can […]

3 years ago
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Preston events rearranged as £500,000 Mobile Event Tent falls behind schedule

A visual of how The MET will look Pic: Charlie MacKeith RDA 2021 The development of the Mobile Event Tent (MET) is behind schedule due to ‘a series of setbacks’. The pop up venue – which is using £500,000 of government funding secured […]

3 years ago
Leyland receives up to £25 million for town centre improvement

Leyland is set to receive up to £25 million in funding from the Government. The award follows a funding bid submission in October 2020 by Leyland Town Board to the […]

3 years ago
New Preston Youth Zone to be built on land opposite Preston Bus Station

The former Tithebarn pub is currently planned to be part of the health hub The new Youth Zone has now been planned to be built opposite Preston Bus Station on Lord Street. The Youth Zone has been in the running for a while and […]

3 years 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 […]

3 years ago
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