Former Preston restaurant to reopen as offices

A well-known former restaurant is set to reopen as co-working offices.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 10:06 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:49 am

Society 1 has moved into the former Duk-Pond building on Cross Street, Preston.

On March 29 it will officially open as a co-working office where firms and individuals can rent space in which to work.

Duk-Pond, one of Preston’s most popular eateries, closed suddenly in 2016 .

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Before that it was the Alpenhof, owned by Charles and Sheila Ruppert.

The couple’s daughter Catarina and her husband Brendan King are now the people now behind Space 1.

And an official opening has been scheduled for March 29.

There will be an open day between 10am and 6pm and and an official opening by Edwin Booth, boss of Booths supermarket and chairman of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership.

Situated in the city centre just off Winkley Square, Society1 is a new flexible work place.

It is designed to offer a full range of work space options, from hot desks to permenant desks, meeting room and event space.

Catarina said the idea had worked in other cities and Preston was the right place for co-working to thrive.

She said: “When the building came empty we knew what we wanted to do.

“We have made some alterations but the building is just perfect for it. Co-working works for many people, particuarly those who work from home. It’snice sometimes to have a workplace to go to,”

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