Preston's Hombase pyramid demolished as work on new cafe gets underway at The Range

Work is nearing completion on an extension to a city home and garden store.

Friday, 28th December 2018, 12:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:50 am
Work underway at The Range in Preston, which has involved the demolition of a glass pyramid

Preston Council first gave permission for the work to The Range outlet in Queen Street Retail Park in January.

It has involved demolishing a glass pyramid structure inherited from former owners Homebase, to make way for a cafe.

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Work underway at The Range in Preston, which has involved the demolition of a glass pyramid

It involves a relocation of its garden centre facilities and an ancillary café.

A more conventional roof replacement offering “greater visual interest” will replace the pyramid.

A spokesman for The Range said: “I can confirm that we are currently working on an extension project in our Preston store.

“The extension will allow for the addition of a Dee Dee’s Family Café in the store serving a wide selection of delicious food and drink at affordable prices.

How it used to look

“A new garden centre will be added and the inside of the store will be getting a refreshed look and layout.”

The spokesman confirmed that work is “progressing well” but there is not yet a confirmed completion date.

They added: “We’re really excited to be bringing our Preston customers a bigger and better store with this extension”.