Green light for Preston city centre apartment plan

Permission has been granted to convert a former solicitors’ office into eight city centre apartments.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 3:45 pm

Friday Club Developments bought the premises at 5-7 Cannon Street, Preston with permission in place for 15 studios, but they were not satisfied that they provided the space needed to create quality homes.

Sean Elliot, co-founder and architect of Friday Club Developments, and his business partner Tony Houlihan, took the step to not only plan for the build of an additional floor, but also halve the number of units in total.

The block will also benefit from additional amenities and outside space such as balconies and terraces.

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Former Slater and Gordon offices, 5-7 Cannon Street.

The company has previously completed projects in South Manchester and Cheshire. This is their first move into Preston, attracted by regeneration projects in place, including the City Living Strategy and the Stoneygate Masterplan, along with investment from businesses and the university.

>>>Read more about the planning history of this site and the city living strategy hereSean Elliott said “Working with local authorities is a key part of our business and we approach this with a desire to improve the communities we operate in. We have found working with Preston City Council to be a pleasure and thank them for taking the time to share their vision with us.”

They hope to welcome the first residents by the end of the year.