Work on show apartment is under way ahead of Preston's £3.5m Etc Urban project launch date

A show apartment is being prepared for launch at a £3.5m development in a former Preston warehouse.

Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 7:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 9:03 am
Work on the show apartment is under way

Work is under way on Etc Urban’s first project, The Union Lofts, converting a Victorian warehouse on Guildhall Street.

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Now the developers have teased interested parties on social media with a sneak preview of their new brochure.

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Work on the show apartment is under way

And bookings are being taken to attend the launch of the show apartment at a date to be confirmed later this month.

A spokesman for Etc Urban said on Twitter: “Our Union Loft apartment development in Preston is progressing well.

“You are all invited to our show apartment launch at the end of this month.

“More details to follow shortly.”

Etc Urban also said it would be soon be releasing its new Union Lofts website, e-brochure, show apartment and launch party invitation.

Workers are restoring the Victorian warehouse and converting it into 18 loft apartments.

A large banner recently installed covers the entire scaffolding of the building with the message “Think BIG!

As work has progressed some of the building’s interesting features have been revealed, including some original wallpaper dating back to when it was a snooker hall.

Both the developers and Lancashire business leaders hope the development will be a catalyst for other major projects in Preston city centre.

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership director Jim Carter said recently: “A key element of the Preston City Living Strategy is to see more schemes coming forward which convert historic buildings into quality residential accommodation.

“Warehouse conversions such as Etc Urban’s project at Guildhall Street can also act as a catalyst for further regeneration and residential projects, helping to dive economic growth and create jobs in and around Preston’s city centre.”

To attend the launch party or find out more contact Toby 0161 235 8965 @CushWakeResiMCR for more information .