11 pictures showing progress on Preston’s new Animate cinema, restaurant and leisure complex

Ten months of work to construct Preston’s new entertainment, food and leisure venue, Animate, is starting to yield visible results – and the Post has been along to take a close-up look at how the project is going.

With the opening date around 18 months away, the landmark development is rapidly rising out the land that was prevously occupied by the city’s old indoor market and multi-storey car park – and the familiar computer-generated images of the scheme are now becomg a reality.

This is what we found on our behind-the-scenes tour...

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