Landmark tank takes up new position

Leyland's Centurion tank is in full bloom

Leyland's Centurion tank is in full bloom

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Work has taken place to move a Centurion tank from its position overlooking the junction at Flensburg Way and Penwortham Way, Farington.

The move, to a new position on a mound 20m back from the current roundabout, was necessary to enable road widening. Lancashire County Council began improvement work last year to add capacity to the A582 and reduce delays on this key route in and out of Preston, and across South Ribble.

Phill Wilson, City Deal project manager, said: “It’s not every day you have to move a Centurion tank but I’m pleased to say that everything went very smoothly.”

The tank is part of a series of ‘Welcome to Leyland’ landmarks.