Preston's pyramid is gone as work to open new garden centre and cafe gathers pace

What is happening?

Friday, 21st December 2018, 1:01 pm
Updated Friday, 21st December 2018, 2:08 pm
Work at The Range, Preston

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

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 at The Range, Preston

What are the details?

The Range’s revamp is an extension totalling 961 square metres.

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.

What do they say?

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.

“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”.