Demolition expert to kick-off £18m Preston regeneration project
“Once completed it will provide boutique hotel-style accommodation, not only for students but also for young key workers in the city, where we believe there is a real demand for this type of living space.
“Our aim throughout the project is to play a major role in transforming the fortunes of the Friargate area and our hope is that our development and commitment will encourage others to invest in the area as a key part of the city’s regeneration.”
At the height of the building project around 200 workers will be employed on the Friargate development site.
The shop and apartment complex has been designed around open garden areas by Manchester architecture practice Leach Rhodes Walker.
The Friargate project builds on the success of Portergate’s debut building Riverside House. The luxury accommodation on the banks of the Irwell in Salford has been a major success story.