Preston city centre weekend road closures lifted

The first two phases of enabling works for the University of Central Lancashire's £57m Student Centre and Civic Square in Preston have been hailed a success.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 7:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 8:58 am
Artist impression of the student centre and new square.

The project has seen Greater Manchester land and built environment consultancy, The LK Group, working with public realm design engineers, Civic Engineers, carry out ground and water investigations of the 16 hectare plot in order to establish the precise locations of utilities, distribution networks and other underground features.

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The £200,000 works saw The LK Group dig over half a kilometre of trenches along roads and footpaths and use pioneering new vacuum extraction techniques to safely extract soil and stone.

The completion of works, done ahead of the construction phase of the student centre scheduled to commence in early 2019, means recent weekend road closures of Corporation Street, Friargate, Moor Lane, Adelphi Street and Fylde Road have been lifted.