Progress on the rebuild of a Leyland ‘eyesore’ has been welcomed by council bosses and neighbours.
Redevelopment of the former Shadh’s Takeaway at 18 Chapel Brow, is nearing completion, after years of problems.
The building, which was fenced off after a sewer collapsed in July 2009, was left derelict for three years before being partially demolished in 2012.
The site had been a concern to the council, nearby residents and businesses due to its appearance and after attracting anti-social behaviour.
Building work is now nearly complete on the street-level takeaway and first floor office space.
Councillor Cliff Hughes, South Ribble Borough Council’s cabinet member for strategic planning and housing, said he was “delighted” by the progress.
He said: “This has been an issue for residents, shoppers and traders for quite some time, and I am delighted to finally see that building work is nearly complete at the site in Chapel Brow.
“I’m grateful to local ward councillors past and present for their support in doing everything possible to bring this to a conclusion, as well as all of the interested parties who have worked with us.”
A member of staff of Rimmers Music, next door to the site, said: “It’s nice for the area that it’s finally getting finished and the shop is being fitted out, it’s been quite a while.”
Marketing material has been sent out to local businesses and houses stating that the building will soon be reopening as Thindian Indian takeaway specialising in healthy meals. A spokesman for the company was unavailable for comment yesterday.