Detailed design plans in the wings for Preston cinema complex

Designs for Preston’s cinema complex are to be fleshed out in new proposals for the city centre scheme.

Monday, 26th August 2019, 1:04 pm
Updated Monday, 26th August 2019, 2:04 pm
Computer generated image of what the new Preston Market and cinema complex could look like

The next application, to be tabled before city council planners, will include some of the finer details of the development.

The leisure complex, coming to the site of the former indoor market, also includes restaurants facing Preston Market Hall, a new public realm and a multi-storey car park.

Preston City Council (PCC), Muse Developments and Maple Grove are working in partnership to deliver the scheme with another planning application expected in the “coming months”.

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Coun Matthew Brown, leader of PCC, said: “We are confident that there is a sustained demand for this scheme which will complement and strengthen the existing leisure and cultural offer across the city centre, including Preston Markets, the Harris and the Guild Hall, as well as the wide range of established independent businesses.”

Mike Horner, development director at Muse, added: “True regeneration is all about creating the right solution to meet the city’s needs, with the community absolutely at its heart.”

Karen Hirst, managing director at Maple Grove Developments, commented: “We are proud to be playing a key role in the creation of a new vibrant night-time economy for Preston.”