Apartment block could be transformed into 28 new flats in Preston

An apartment block could be transformed bringing 28 new flats to Preston city centre.

Friday, 14th December 2018, 2:33 pm
Updated Friday, 14th December 2018, 3:38 pm
Apartment block could be transformed into 28 new flats in Preston

The new apartments, planned for 25 Grimshaw Street, are to be brought by applicant David Austin of Pillars Construction if they get the green light.

The site for the proposed development is nearby several listing buildings including 16 and 18 Grimshaw Street, The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Grimshaw Street School and Olde Blue Bell Public House.

Planning documents state: “The development respects the existing character of the place.

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“A sensitive approach to the design is adapted due to the proximity of the site with the listed buildings around.

“The development infills the vacant site with apartment block to bring back the continuity of street scene.

“The street lines and set backs of the exiting buildings are taken into consideration to design a coherent streetscape.

“Given the dominance of the Grade II listed church on Grimshaw Street, it is crucial to establish a sense of hierarchy in terms of building massing, proportion and construction; to compliment, enhance and appreciate the church and its spire.”

Design plans also show that openings, balconies, greenery and terraces are to be placed strategically on the four-storey building to soften the elevation and the corner of the proposed building.

Documents state: “The church spire is to be appreciated and it becomes an element of interest to the residents.”