The project was meant to bring life to a large area of Preston city centre, with the arrival of shopping giant John Lewis, among other big names. The scheme also included plans for large-scale demolition and re-building work, creating the John Lewis store, a new bus station and a revamped market. But this all collapsed when John Lewis finally pulled the plug on the new store in 2011. For now Prestonians have welcomed a new and improved glassed-in outdoor market, and endured the loss of the indoor market and car park. Plans are afoot to replace this with a cinema, retail and leisure development. We’ve looked at what the area looked like during a period of time in 2007 when the scheme was very much still alive. READ MORE: Pictures of long lost Preston buildings. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Forgotten pubs of Preston. MORE MEMORIES: Further pictures of long gone Preston pubs
Preston city centre transformation: 27 pictures showing what the Tithebarn area of Preston looked when it was set for regeneration 11 years ago
In 2011, after a decade of uncertainty, the Tithebarn project was officially abandoned.
By Naomi Moon
Monday, 1st August 2022, 3:45 pm
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