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Adelphi Square Redevelopment Given the Green Light

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Adelphi Square Redevelopment Given the Green Light 


Happy New Year from the team at Friargate Court! What a start to the year…

Preston City Council have granted permission for University of Central Lancashire’s £60 million Adelphi Square redevelopment, as part of the £200million UCLan Preston campus masterplan.

The planning permission was approved yesterday and work on the scheme is due to commence in 2019 with a provisional completion date of summer of 2020.

We are thrilled with this news and feel it will be one of the major turning points for Preston’s future.

If you would like to read more on the subject visit: www.blogpreston.co.uk/2018/01/adelphi-square-plan-approved-for-uclan-and-work-to-start-in-2019/

Portergate supporting students all the way

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Portergate Property Management showed their support of the School of Engineering at UCLan by inviting students and Lecturers on Tuesday 14th November to their latest luxury student accommodation development: Friargate Court, in the centre of Preston.

18 students from the Building Services and Sustainable Engineering B. Eng (Hons) degree viewed the Plant Room and listened to a practical account of the Mechanical and Electrical capability of the building. Simon Bennett, Applications Engineer from Adveco, manufacturers of the CHP Unit and Water Heaters installed, talked through the system that was designed by TACE Building Services Consultancy.

Friargate Court is a newly constructed purpose built 244-bedroomed luxury accommodation residence and is now the main thoroughfare between the city centre and UCLan’s campus. In fact it edges Adelphi Square – the epicentre of the proposed £200 million redevelopment of the Preston-based University campus. Portergate is one of the largest private investors in Preston currently and have made it their mission to make a positive difference as part of Preston’s continual evolution.

Anthony Jackson, Chairman of Portergate, comments: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with the School of Engineering. A relationship which we hope will encourage budding engineers to study at UCLan and assist on future developments around the city.”

UCLan picks engineering centre contractor

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The first major stage of the University of Central Lancashire’s £200 million new campus masterplan will begin in January.

Bam Construction has been appointed to build UCLan’s £30 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) – across the university roundabout from Friargate Court, Portergate Property Management’s 244-room student and professionals’ residence that opens this month.

Portergate has led the way in the University Quarter of Preston with a new style of accommodation aimed at not just at students, but also apprentices and key workers in the city and surrounding enterprise zones and major employers.

The EIC will combine teaching, research and business space with construction expected to begin in January 2017 and complete for summer 2018.

Like Friargate Court, the EIC is also part of a new style of educational resource that does not just cater to undergraduates.

Karen Preece, managing director of Portergate Property Management, explains: “Both the University and Portergate recognise the changing world of educational provision and the lifestyle that goes with that.

“At Friargate Court we are offering accommodation for a wider range of residents providing homes for young people at different stages of their lives.

“Of course, undergraduates, mature students and overseas students are very important to us and we cater for them all very well here in Preston.

“But we also see a trend for young professionals who are not yet ready to buy their own home and are very much used to living in studios and high class shared accommodation.”

Michael Ahern, chief operating officer at UCLan, is reported in media outlet Place North West as saying: “Bam has extensive experience in the education sector and recent key projects include the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute, University College London Academy, and University of Arts London’s St Martin’s Campus.”
The EIC is the first major part of UCLan’s £200 million new campus masterplan. Funding of £10.5 million has been provided for the project by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal with Government. A further £5 million came from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. An application is pending with the European Regional Development Fund.

SimpsonHaugh & Partners is leading on the design in collaboration with Reiach & Hall Architects. BDP is providing engineering advice.

Friargate Court is taking bookings across all classes of accommodation from September.