Several new retail outlets are due to open by the end of the year at Deepdale Shopping Park (previously Deepdale Retail Park) in Preston. Retailers due to open at the extension are Sofa Works, Wren Kitchen, Harveys and Oak Furniture Land. Hercules Unit Trust (HUT), a specialist retail park fund managed by Schrodres, announced that construction work had already started on extensions to existing schemes […]1 month ago by Tony Worrall Share
Work to transform another former Preston public house is progressing on Moor Lane. The old Queen Vic pub is currently being converted into student accommodation and a fast food outlet. Situated in the heart of the University student campus, the once popular bar has stood vacant for a number of years. Now new owner Ibrahim Sanibal applied for permission to convert the pub into a […]1 month ago by Tony Worrall Share
Constructors Walter Carefoot & Son undertook extensive work on the former St Wilfrid’s Primary School on Fox Street in the city. The building has become a resource centre after Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation acquired the lease. The building has been re-modeled to suit the new use. Work included stripping out existing partitions and erecting new partitions to form consulting rooms, offices and […]1 month ago by Tony Worrall Share Advertise here
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A £5m development plan for 51 new affordable homes on a former Preston mill site has been given the nod. Preston City Council recently approved building on the 2.8-acre site by specialist affordable housing developer Mulbury Homes. 51 units will be available on land off Mosley Street in the St Matthews area of the city. Adactus Housing Association will make the properties available for shared ownership and […]1 month ago by Tony Worrall Share
The Victorian Grotto and waterfall on the edge of Miller Park is closed while substantial improvements take place. The restoration works will include rebuilding and reinstating the grotto rock waterfall and cascade. To try and reflect the original water feature operation they will install a flood lighting system, provided by The Fountain Company, to provide a colour changing sequence glowing across the decorative rock work. […]1 month ago by Tony Worrall Share
As the first phase of the Fishergate roadworks draw to a close, the county council has been showing off their newly planted trees. Alongside the new shared space for drivers and pedestrians, more than 30 trees are being planted. They are 20ft and will go along Fishergate and Corporation Street, six are in the ground so far. Earlier this week the barriers were taken away […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share