Preston’s former Booths HQ is becoming luxury flats. Take a look around
An iconic piece of Preston’s history is now at the forefront of the city’s next stage of regeneration.
The former EH Booths headquarters, tearoom and warehouses in Glovers Court, Preston, is undergoing a £2.5m renovation, which developers say will kick start a new ‘leisure quarter’ for the city.
The building, complete with a bridge linking the two sites, is being transformed into 14 luxury apartments, with extensive work underway to save and restore key features of the buildings past
Developers Preston-based TSS Property Ltd, said: Its the first high street living concept in Preston. Were kickstarting it and setting the benchmark for luxury.
Attention is being paid to the former tearoom which was built in 1859, and became the home of Booths in 1867 when they relocated from their original premises at the Market Place.
The building was extended towards Glovers Court in 1915 and it became one of Prestons most prestigious grocery stores, with a silver service caf above the ground floor.